The Small Arms DVD Collection


Now Availiable

Death Rattle, the story of machine guns in British service, on land, at sea and in the air; the men who invented them, men and women who manufactured them, and men and women who used, and still use, them in service of their country. From the Gatling to the Minimi, 512 pages with 517 colour & B&W photographs fully illustrated with weapons from the British Army collection at Warminster and major private collections in the UK and US Inc. Stens, Brens, Vickers, Lewis, Hotchkiss, Gardner, Maxim, Besa, Thompson, Lanchester, Sterling, GPMG, Brownings and other limited service weapons.

£65 Plus £10 P&P in the UK


The Small Arms Collection of DVDs now includes:-








Welcome to Tommy Atkins Media, where we celebrate bygone eras of British history, and particularly the contribution of the humble British Soldier.

We deal in a wide range of collectable items, from antique weapons to models, from DVDs to china souvenirs and pieces of art.

Tommy Atkins Media Ltd, Fultons Building, Bisley Camp, Brookwood, Woking, Surrey, GU24 ONZ

Telephone: 07710 427138

Future DVD's

We plan to produce a minimum of twelve DVDs in our Small Arms Collection. Future new release DVD availability will be advised.

If you would like to be informed of when the DVD’s are released, please submit your details below.

Meet the Team


Brendan is the main cameraman for Tommy Atkins Media.

He has previously taught cinematography at University. Brendan has produced films for the Ministry of Defence and worked for the Royal Armouries and written interpretations for various museums. He has also undertaken commercial work for the BBC and ITV.


Larry has had a career in sales and marketing for over forty years. During this time he had military training with the 43rd Wessex R.E.M.E. Division and also spent time in South Africa where he was attached to a Reserve Commando Unit.

Larry spent 45 years gathering information on small arms weapons, including 15 years research into the Lee Enfield Rifle.


After training as a photographer at Reading, I joined the Department of the Environment in the early eighties before transferring to the Royal Armaments Research and Development Establishment at Chertsey as a camera man in the weapons trials and development branch. In the 90’s I moved from the photographic department to a scientific posting dealing with threat weapon systems about the time of the first Gulf War. I left the Ministry in 2004 after 22 years service attaining the rank of higher scientific officer, attached to the weapons office of the Defence Intelligence Service in order to start my own business in antique and classic weapons. I opened Kings Shilling Antiques in April 2004 located at the historic NRA rifle range at Bisley where I am still based today. After brief appearances on TV as a ‘gun expert’ with Rik Mayall in ’Violent Nation’ and with Time Team’s Guy De La Bedoyere in ‘My Famous Family’. Subsequently I fell in with the Tommy Atkins Media crew and the rest is history!!!


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DVD Offer

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While stocks last, you can buy the whole collection for £34.99!

The production of each of these DVDs takes approximately 6 months and all follow a similar format of showing unusual and interesting weapons that are still able to be fired. All DVDs are approximately 100 minutes duration and contain rare footage.


Buy our DVDs today!