History of the P-08
P-08 Luger is certainly one of the best known pistol of the Second
Its name, Parabellum, comes from the famous Latin motto "Si
vis pacem, para bellum" : if you want peace, prepare to war."
Designed by the German engineer Georg Luger, already inspired
by the plans made by Hugo Borchard, the P-08 pistol began to be
produced in 1898.
First used during the First World War, this handgun has proved
to be highly effective and inexpensive, and was produced once
again for the Second World War Many countries have made pistols
along the lines of the P-08, including Switzerland, having bought
the manufacturing license.
Its unique design has made the P-08 Luger famous, and every Allied
soldier wanted to have one. It has become the barter currency
during the Second World War in American units.