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#1 TD.


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Posted 30 May 2015 - 06:24 PM

There has not been an authoritative new book written about the Thompson submachine gun since 2009; that long spell ends in January 2015! A ground breaking, thoroughly researched and completely documented publication about the iconic Tommy Gun in Great Britain during World War II has just been released. 
This new book follows the Thompson Gun as it was adopted, procured and placed in service by the British military. Discover by name the people involved in the decision making process, when this American gangster gun was first issued, and the number of guns initially shipped to Britain under the first Ministry of Supply contract. This book corrects much of the misinformation that has been published over the years. Have you ever wondered what information the pundits used when discussing the number of Thompson guns lost during U-Boat attacks? For the first time you will be able to review the documented losses of Thompson guns by ship name, date of attack and number of guns lost. Are you interested in Colt Thompsons in British service? Or the early Savage Thompson guns? This is your book.  Does your interest include spare parts? Read the ‘war of spares’ and review the many official parts lists included in this book – some published for the first time. Every piece of information is painstakingly documented via over 350 footnotes, most from information obtained directly from the National Archives in Great Britain and the National Archives and Record Administration in the United States. 
New and old members of the Thompson community will find the chapter with many detailed pictures of the famed Thompson guns an invaluable reference. Learn the different markings and variations in an easy to use section designed as a guide through history. Learn the number of Savage receiver variations and serial number ranges in only a few pages. 
The author is Tom Davis, Jr., one of the “other authors” in the current authority on the Thompson gun, The Ultimate Thompson Book.  Tom is also a free-lance writer of stories about the Thompson gun, many published in Small Arms Reviewmagazine. Many know Tom as TD., a respected member of MachineGunBoards.com. Another respected member of this Board, Mk VII, was also very involved in this book. Without Mk VII’s vast knowledge of British military history and tenacious research at the National Archives, this book would not have been possible. 
Priced at $29.99, no library on the Thompson gun will be complete without this publication. Order today direct from Tom’s website:
Great shipping rates are available for the United States, Great Britain, Europe and all worldwide destinations. However, for those who live in Great Britain and Europe, Amazon.com for your country may be the better choice for delivery times and shipping costs. 
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#2 mgvince


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Posted 31 May 2015 - 10:03 AM

This is a great book on the early history of the Military Service Thompsons.     It is truly amazing seeing the numbers in print.  Tom has done a fantastic job bringing this information to light.

It will be valued addition to your Thompson library.

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