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They Started It -- 1920s Gangster Story

Since it’s the holiday season, I thought I’d give my readers a short reprieve from tinsel, tidings, and traffic, and let them step back in time to a world of peril and bullets. 615 more words


Remembrance Day

In Canada we celebrate Remembrance Day On Nov 11th. Formally known as Armistice day. World war one ended at 11am on the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918.  173 more words


Disabled Tommy gun stolen from Canadian legion in Nova Scotia

A gun that is synonymous with the gangsters of the 1920s and ’30s was stolen from a Legion hall in Dartmouth last week.

Don’t worry — according to Halifax Regional Police, the Thompson ‘Tommy-gun’ sub-machine gun has been rendered inoperable and was for display purposes only. 105 more words


Rockwall Gun Club Presents Famous Guns in History: Thompson Submachine Gun

This American made sub-machine gun was known as the “Tommy Gun”, “Chicago Typewriter”, “Trench Broom”, “The Chopper” or simply “The Thompson”.  Invented by John T. Thompson in 1918, it became infamous during the Prohibition era and used by the good and bad guys.  465 more words

Why Did You Stop?

Have you ever started something and gave up half way through? Have you ever set out to accomplish something and fell short of seeing it to completion? 572 more words