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Frank McErlane: Chicago's Toughest Gangster in L.A.

On July 15, 1918, plainclothes officer Charles S. Vose of the LAPD’s new “war squad” went to 324 W. Pico Street on a tip that a man who’d been living there for the past several weeks was a draft dodger. 751 more words

Gamblers, Gunmen & Bootleggers

29 August 1916

Extract from the diary of Lt B H Gregg, 5th Bn, 22nd (Cheshire) Regiment

Tues Constructed machine gun emplacements. The Bow Bells perform in the town square. 115 more words

Cops: Man Had Machine Guns, Hand Grenades In Elgin Storage Unit

CHICAGO (CBS) — Authorities found hand grenades and machine guns inside a northwest suburban man’s storage unit in Elgin Friday night, police said.

About 9 p.m., Elgin police and federal immigration officers executed a search warrant inside the unit in the 600 block of Big Timber Road, according to a statement from Elgin police. 151 more words


MG34 Anti-aircraft Sight Ring

Here is a mid/late war phosphated anti-aircraft sight ring for the MG34 machinegun. The gun was placed on the drelfuss tripod mount and this sight attached. The sight is unmarked.


3 July 1916

Extract from the official war diary of 11th Bn, 22nd (Cheshire) Regiment


On immediately visiting the Companies the Adjutant found that a considerable number of casualties had occurred during entrance to the assembly positions, that the British trenches were devoid of British troops and that the guides had no instructions other than to lead the companies to some particular spot in the trenches. 388 more words