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Thompson with Drum, Thompson & BAR, Shanghai, China 1937

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Here are some photographs of Thompsons and BAR's used by Marines at Soochow Creek, Shanghai, China in 1937.

Dick

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great pics!


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A1C Matthew Seidler, Delta Company, 466th EOD killed in action. 05 Jan 12 at 1600L while conducting mounted route clearance patrols in Helmand Province, Afghanistan. He turned 24 two days before his death. Cousin, Soldier, Hero.

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I think these are being sold on eBay right now by a seller in CA


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Great pictures. Do I see Mills made cartridge belts in the pictures?


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GOD Bless Texas And All That Serve Her

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Hi Dirk,

These pictures are being sold on ebay. The seller has broken up a wonderful Soochow Creek album. It's a shame.

Dick


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Those are indeed very cool photos.

 

I wonder how the Marines in 1937 carried spare magazines for the Thompson? In photo number 2 above (the street scene) it looks like the Marine with the Thompson has a bag of some type carried by a strap. It does not look to me to be a gas mask bag. Is he carrying spare mags in that bag??

 

The photo further down of the TSMG positioned horizontally is also interesting for showing a leather M1907 rifle sling on the gun. I don't think I have ever seen that before.

 

Thanks for the post.

 

Regards,

Charlie Flick


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Dick,

 

Since unfortunately the seller has chosen to break up the album (and yes, it is his to do whatever he wants to), we appreciate you posting them here before they are lost to oblivion in some "advanced collector's" collection. At least that what it always seems to happen. IMHO, these are meant to be shown and appreciated on a venue like this, unless they are going to be used in a book, or something like that. Thank you!


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Truly amazing photos, thanks for posting. What a shame the album is being broken up, though hopefully they might make it into publication one day!

 

Will


WWII USMC & USN - CAMOUFLAGE / CORPSMAN / PARAMARINE / MARINE RAIDER / DENIM / DECK JACKETS.

 

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Stunning photos, thank you for posting. I can only echos the remarks made above about the album being brokrn up!


"Take me to the Brig. I want to see the "real Marines". " Lewis B. 'Chesty' Puller, USMC.

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Dick,

 

Since unfortunately the seller has chosen to break up the album (and yes, it is his to do whatever he wants to), we appreciate you posting them here before they are lost to oblivion in some "advanced collector's" collection. At least that what it always seems to happen. IMHO, these are meant to be shown and appreciated on a venue like this, unless they are going to be used in a book, or something like that. Thank you!

 

Agreed. I just wish that the guys who break up photo albums, take patches off uniforms, etc would look at the greater historical good rather than an immediate couple of bucks


Collector of Vietnam and Korean War Sniper Weapons

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It is very unfortunate. I don't really understand why people do this....just plain greed I guess.....I also don't really care who that upsets. I'm a bit more partial to this because I also have an album from my great grandfathers tour there in the Navy and shanghai, and I just couldn't imagine who could break up the set.....


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