Thursday, June 23, 2005
History Channel's got a piece on right now, about the Thompson submachine gun.
The makers -- Auto Ordnance -- failed in marketing it to police and military markets, but it quickly became the weapon of choice for mobsters of the Prohibition era.
They nicknamed it:
But when the Nazis started WWII, the military did an about-face. The Brits were the first to discover the stopping power of this weapon.