Like many of you the first word that went through my mind was WHY?
The Sterling submachine gun was initially developed in 1944 as a replacement for the dubious Sten. The inexpensive Sten was the right gun at the right time for Britain with her back against the sea after the miraculous Dunkirk evacuation. However, the crude nature of the Sten along with its abysmal double-column, single-feed magazine left British Tommies rabid for something better.
“Time obliterates naive fictions of opinion and confirms decisions of nature” -Cicero
“The way to a man’s heart is through his stomach.” – Newspaper advice column
“The way to a man’s heart is through his sternum.”– Military marksmanship briefing