28 Usage In Ww2
Posted 12 November 2003 - 11:46 AM
Posted 12 November 2003 - 01:11 PM
Commando units that retained 28s kept them until the bitter end.
NZ Units in Italy used the M1.
Eighth Army in Italy appear to have kept using the 28s they got in the early years, rather than switch to the sten.
NW Europe the sten pretty much replaced the Thompson, but for some of the commando units.
SE Asia, seems the 28s were in use up until the end. Gurkha, Indian troops and others. GM Fraser threw his in a river ('45) and picked up an Enfield. Sometimes I've wanted to do the same with my Kahr.
Posted 12 November 2003 - 03:29 PM
Posted 12 November 2003 - 05:04 PM
You can't tell for sure if it is an overstamp, Savage or an Auto-Ordnance made gun, but it's still cool to know that an anti like Spielberg still has a soft spot in his heart for the Tommygun!
Posted 13 November 2003 - 12:22 AM
Posted 13 November 2003 - 01:54 AM
where they guys are training with 1928A1's (He was in the Royal New Zealand Air Force,) these photos are taken around 1943. There are other photos I have seen of NZ Army guys in the Egypt campain with 1928A1's
I used to own a NZ Army marked 1928A1 (Like an idiot I sold it in a moment of stupidity) I have not seen many photos of NZ troups with M1's. I think they mainly had 1928A1's.
My two pennys worth.
Posted 13 November 2003 - 04:20 AM
Posted 13 November 2003 - 11:19 AM
As far as written accounts, remember too 'tommy gun' was also a slang term for any smg.
Posted 13 November 2003 - 12:22 PM
Posted 13 November 2003 - 01:28 PM
Again, it's true that John T. coined the term, but that does not mean that something did not exist until someone came up with a name for it. The Jeep existed before it was known as a "Jeep", the American foot soldier existed before they were monikered "Doughboy", or"G.I." etc. The 1915 Revelli was the first SMG, whether there was a word for it or not.
Posted 13 November 2003 - 02:18 PM
And was ther a compensator without the ribs as seen in the same flick or was that added for the blank firing?
See the pics in the post on Thompson movies.