It’s big, it’s heavy, it’s a classic… it’s the Thompson submachine gun, beloved of Chicago gangsters, Wild West heroes, and the Allied Forces in World War 2. We’ve been trying to keep the episodes around 30 minutes, but this one is so fun to talk about that we went a bit long.
Show notes and links:
- Thompson Submachine Gun – YouTube (Hickock45)
- Russian M1870 Galand Revolver (Forgotten Weapons)
- Little Caesar (1931) Edward G Robinson, Douglas Fairbanks, Jr.
- Saving Private Ryan (1998)
- Thompson submachine gun
- John T. Thompson
- Combat! (1962-67)
- The Omega Man (1971)
- Today’s special music: Roland the Headless Thompson Gunner (Warren Zevon cover by Jiri) (youtube.com)
- Bad Cat Store at Zazzle (zazzle.com)