DISCOVERED: Churchill’s Tommy Gun Surfaces after Years of Searching

Screen Shot 2015-01-03 at 11.20.51 AM

I bet that gun is worth a pretty penny now. Very cool!

In 1940, as Britain feared invasion was imminent, the Prime Minister was photographed with the gun while inspecting coastal defences.

The Nazis claimed the picture showed he was no more than a gangster – the Thompson machine gun was the weapon of choice of Al Capone and his mobsters.

But the British saw the picture as a symbol that Churchill really was prepared to “fight on the beaches” and rallied behind him.

After the war, the gun was thought to be lost. But the Combined Military Services Museum in Maldon, Essex, says it has the gun on display as part of the Donnington Collection.

Read more: Express.co.uk

Share Your Comments
Trending Now on GJWHG