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The Thompson Submachine Gun: Model Of 1919

The Model of 1919 Thompson submachine guns were the first of their breed, but they were more of an evolutionary series than a “model.” With names like “Persuader” and “Annihilator,” these prototypes were the foundation of an American legend.

American Arms of the Battle of the Bulge

American G.I.s thwarted Hitler’s last-ditch offensive, even though Hitler threw the best men and weapons that he had available against America's troops in the Ardennes. Here the author looks at the small arms used by our troops to stop the Nazi war machine dead in its tracks.

The Tommy Gun 'In Country:' The Thompson SMG In Vietnam

Shortly after President Kennedy increased military aid to South Vietnam, crates of Thompsons were on their way to Southeast Asia, providing yet another chance for the Tommy gun to serve.

Video—The Men and Guns of The Vietnam War, Part 2

In Part 2 of "The Men and Guns of Vietnam,” American Rifleman Television examines the guns used “in country” by Americans earlier in the conflict, as well as the forgotten guns.

The "Tommy's" Thompson

Thompson submachine guns served with British troops during World War II.

Thompson Submachine Gun: The 'Tommy Gun' Goes To War

After World War I, Thompson became very interested in, if not obsessed with, the concept of a “trench broom,” as he called it, for close-quarters fighting.

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