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Teideal: Thompson submachine gun
Údair: Colt's Patent Firearms Mfg. Co.
Thompson, Marcellus
Curragh Military Museum
Eochairfhocail: Tommy Gun
Thompson Submachine gun
War of Independence
Dáta Eisithe: Mei-1921
Cur Síos: The Thompson submachine gun or ‘Tommy gun’ was designed by retired US Army Lieut. Col. Marcellus Thompson, who later founded the Auto Ordnance Corporation to oversee development of his new weapon. Early 1921 saw the manufacture of the first Thompson guns. The IRA were the first to use the Thompson in combat, but plans for its widespread use were stalled when most of the Irish consignment was impounded by the US Customs and Justice Department prior to its shipment. Later 168 of the weapons that escaped confiscation eventually made their way to Ireland, and more would later follow. The Thompson would later famously be used in gang wars in Chicago, and later still saw service with the U.S. Army throughout the Second World War.
URI: https://hdl.handle.net/10599/11456
Copyright: Image acquired by South Dublin Libraries by kind permission of the Curragh Military Archives
Tá sé i mBailiúcháin:1916-1921: Revolution
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