Hemingway In The Battle Of The Hurtgen Forest
Posted 13 October 2004 - 09:51 PM
Posted 14 October 2004 - 06:09 AM
|QUOTE (mp40 @ Oct 13 2004, 09:51 PM)|
|Showing his characteristic lack of personal fear, Hemingway charged into the melee, killing several Germans with bursts from a Thompson sub-machine gun and breaking up the attack. So, was this his personal Thompson that he would later use to shoot sharks?|
I doubt it was his personal Thompson shown in the shark shooting picture. That picture was taken prior to WWII, I believe, and clearly looks like a Colt made Thompson. It is unlikely they allowed him to bring it overseas with him and carry it around. The gun was more than likely one of the officer's guns located at the headquarters you describe.
Posted 14 October 2004 - 08:13 AM
Posted 14 October 2004 - 08:47 AM
No I don't, but I'll try to find it for you and email you a copy.
Posted 14 October 2004 - 09:20 AM
I sent you an email with the picture attached.
Regarding the model of Thompson in the shark shooting picture, it is clearly a Model 1921A and the picture was taken in Bimini in 1936, so it had to be a Colt gun.
Posted 14 October 2004 - 09:26 AM
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Posted 14 October 2004 - 03:42 PM
Here's one I found...if it doesn't work I'll post it on my site and link to it..
Posted 14 October 2004 - 04:54 PM
Can't say I've ever heard anything about EH having an alternate lifestyle, and he did have a couple of pretty hot granddaughters till the one took after him and off'ed herself. EH swaller'd a shotgun barrel and I believe she used pills.
EH did suffer from bi-polar disorder (used to be called manic-depression) which is where, perhaps, the "bi" confusion has originated. EH is believed to have killed himself while in a severe depressive mode.
I've fished some of the places he wrote about. Didn't have much luck. Based on the bad luck fishing, I've decided not to run with the bulls at Pampalona.
Posted 14 October 2004 - 05:25 PM
|Not much smoke and action in that photo, Hawkeye Joe|
Yeah I realize that it's not the one everyone's looking for but it's one that hasn't been posted...
No "smoke and action" but..this one looks more like me passed out with mine in my arms after watching "Sahara"..
I thought it was a cool shot..
Posted 14 October 2004 - 07:04 PM
Haven't seen the one you describe. The one you posted is the only one I've seen.
Neat photo, haven't seen that one either.
Posted 14 October 2004 - 07:08 PM
Si senor! Looks like a south of the border Thompson shot, with "Papa" snoozing or snockered on cheap Mexican wine.
Posted 14 October 2004 - 07:11 PM
"The Crook Factory". Although it is a novel, it is based on Hemingway's
proposition to the War department when he was living in Cuba, late thirties, to set up a spy network and use his boat to search around for Nazi subs. It's a good read, and after I checked into it, he did indeed persue this,
running about Havana bay with his boat and Thompson. Quite a rough guy, "Fag" or not.
Posted 14 October 2004 - 09:12 PM