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The Thompson Submachine Gun : From Prohibition Chicago to World War II (Weapon)
by Pegler, Martin

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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 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.

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The Thompson Submachine GunThe Thompson Submachine Gun (BOOK)
Pub. Date: 2010
Publisher: Osprey Publishing (UK)
Price: $21.82
Seller: Konstantin Krylov, Bookseller, Greeneville, TN, USA
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The Thompson Submachine Gun: From Prohibition Chicago to World War II (Weapon)The Thompson Submachine Gun: From Prohibition Chicago to World War II (Weapon) (Paperback)
Pub. Date: 2010
Publisher: Osprey Publishing
Price: $57.06
Seller: Bonita, Newport Coast, CA, USA
Condition: Good
 
 
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    The Thompson Submachine Gun (Trade paperback)
    Pub. Date: 2010
    Publisher: Osprey Publishing (UK)
    Condition: Fine.
    Notes: Trade paperback (US). Sewn binding. 80 p. Contains: Illustrations, color, Halftones, black & white, Halftones, color. Weapon. The Thompson submachine gun, or Tommy gun developed an almost iconic status during the 20th century. It had an unusual beginning, for it was developed during the dying days of World War I as a 'one-man, hand-held machine gun'. With the police increasingly outgunned they too were forced to equip themselves with the Tommy gun.

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    The Thompson Submachine Gun: From Prohibition Chicago to World War II (Weapon) (Paperback)
    Pub. Date: 2010-09-21
    Publisher: Osprey Publishing
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    The Thompson Submachine Gun: From Prohibition Chicago to World War II (Softcover)
    Pub. Date: 2010
    Publisher: Osprey Pub Co
    Description: 80 pages. 9.75x7.25x0.25 inches.
    Condition: New

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Overview

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 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.


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  • PID: 16503007526
  • ISBN-13: 9781849081498
  • Publisher: Osprey Publishing
  • Seller: Bonita
    Condition: New