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The Tale of the Tommy Gun







The Iconic Thompson submachine gun and how it got so famous.


By Matthew Moss
February 27, 2017

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Bootlegging gangsters of the 1920s and 30s firing a barrage of bullets at the G-men in pursuit—that's the mental picture you might
have of the Tommy gun. But while the Thompson submachine gun was designed for the trenches of World War I and gained notoriety
as a gangster's weapon, it was the battlefields of World War II that saw it win its place in history alongside the other best-known
firearms of all time, with as many as two million made.


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Published on Jun 24, 2014

Find out more about this film, featured in "The Unwritten Record," the National Archives blog of the
Special Media Archives Services Division: http://blogs.archives.gov/unwritten-r...

Scope & Content: On the Japanese aerial attack on Midway Island and U.S. ships in the area. Shows
activities before, during, and after the attack. Reel 1, Marines parade on the island and bombers
prepare for a flight. Japanese planes attack the island, setting fire to a hangar, a ship, and other
targets. Reel 2, carrier planes take off and Japanese planes attack ships. Several planes are downed.
Shows damage on the island and dead and wounded men on ships and shore.

Contact(s): National Archives at College Park - Motion Pictures (RD-DC-M), National Archives at College Park
8601 Adelphi Road, College Park, MD 20740-6001
Phone: 301-837-3540, Fax: 301-837-3620, Email: mopix@nara.gov

National Archives Identifier: 12870
Local Identifier: 80-MN-1433




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Published on Apr 15, 2016

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THE BATTLE OF MIDWAY:
After suffering a series of defeats across the Pacific, the US Navy destroyed the heart of the Imperial
Japanese Navy at The Battle of Midway, sinking four Japanese aircraft carriers and destroying hundreds
of enemy planes. Midway was the turning point of the Pacific War and started an American offensive
that would lead to the ultimate defeat of Imperial Japan.

Hollywood Director John Ford and his cameraman shot the16mm color footage of the attack on
Midway Island by hand. The film was one of four winners for Best Documentary at the 1942 Academy Awards.




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Published on Jun 1, 2018

Seven months after the attack on Pearl Harbor, American and Japanese forces clashed over Midway Atoll,
a dot of land in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. The Battle of Midway tested intelligence and combat
capabilities on both sides – while decidedly altering the outcome of World War II. #TheWorldWars
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Can't wait until the US military sinks China's first aircraft carrier.

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