The browning automatic rifle (BAR) was withheld from service with our men in the great war for fear that the germans would capture and copy the design, and make there own for use against us. So as an alternative, our doughboys recieved the Cho Cho, french machine gun. It had an open faced, half moon ammunition clip. Need i say more? Imagine the feeding mechanism in the trenches, filling with the mud, and then freezing if it was cold, drying in the heat, or just sitting in there wet, jamming the gun completely. The guns were said to be so poorly manufactured that you couldnt take the parts from one, and put them on another in the field, making repair damn near impossible. The gun jammed constantly from mud intake, from poor construction, and wear and tear that was innevitable in the trenches. Many americans died because this inadequate weapon wouldnt fire when it was needed most. Just pisses me off that our government would do something like that. Any one have thoughts or comments, or would like to express theyre outrage?