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Osprey's new Weapon series provides a highly-detailed yet affordable overview of the development, use, and impact of small arms throughout history - from the sword to the machine gun.Learn the true story of one of history's most well travelled weapons. Developed late in World War I (1914-1918) to be a fearsome trench-warfare weapon, the Thompson submachine gun's fame and sOsprey's new Weapon series provides a highly-detailed yet affordable overview of the development, use, and impact of small arms throughout history - from the sword to the machine gun.Learn the true story of one of history's most well travelled weapons. Developed late in World War I (1914-1918) to be a fearsome trench-warfare weapon, the Thompson submachine gun's fame and success came in unexpected quarters. An iconic and innovative design, the M1921 Thompson was soon adopted by Prohibition-era gangs and used ruthlessly on the streets of New York and Chicago. But its military career was relaunched with the outbreak of World War II (1939-1945), used by armies, commandos and resistance groups worldwide.Using expert knowledge and first-hand accounts, this chronicle of one of the world's greatest submachine guns analyzes the Thompson's development, its legacy, and the experiences of the men who used it in combat. Features rare photographs and original artwork by Peter Dennis....

Title : The Thompson Submachine Gun: From Prohibition Chicago to World War II
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ISBN : 9781849081498
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 80 Pages
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The Thompson Submachine Gun: From Prohibition Chicago to World War II Reviews

  • Checkman
    2019-01-04 07:13

    A short but well researched, lavishly illustrated, reference booklet about the Thompson Submachine gun. Which I have come to expect, not only from Osprey publications, but also from the author Martin Pegler. Though not as comprehensive as previous works such as The Gun That Made The Twenties Roar by William J. Helmer it is in print, affordable and will suffice for most. If you are a firearms buff/historian and have a library dedicated to firearms and ammunition than this slim volume will be a useful addition to supplement other publications. Recommended.

  • Steven Peterson
    2019-01-18 08:14

    Nice brief work on "The Tommy Gun," as it was called when gangsters used it on their depredations. This is the story of the Thompson Submachine Gun. The subtitle--"From Prohibition Chicago to World War II."After a brief introduction, this volume considers the weapon'sw development, its use (whether by criminals or the military), and its impact. We read of its use by different countries for their military forces.A nice introduction to this weapon. . . .

  • William
    2019-01-07 05:25

    Interesting story to regale the iconic weapon that was invented.