Bonnie & Clyde's Bullets
Support provided by:
Could five .45 caliber bullets owned by a woman in a small Wisconsin town be responsible for the demise of the notorious Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow?
Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow were two young lovers on a crime spree in the Great Depression of the 1930s. Their exploits made front page news nationwide, and as they robbed their way across states making fools of bankers and lawmen, the fugitive couple captured the imagination of ordinary people struggling to survive. It all came to a violent end in a 1934 deluxe Ford V-8 on May 23, 1934, when the law finally caught up with them.
The History Detectives travel to key cities throughout the country in an attempt to link the bullets to the murderous twosome.
Along the way, they chat with various experts and run extensive ballistics tests.
Are these really the bullets that ended one of the most infamous crime-sprees in American history?
- Also in Depression and WWII: 1929-1945 Blueprint Special Did this record play a dramatic role in the Allied victory during the Second World War?
- Also in Depression and WWII: 1929-1945 Short Snorter Was this British ten-shilling note witness to the forging of the alliance between America and Britain?
- Also with Wes Cowan Slave Songbook Are these tattered pages the earliest record of music created by slaves?
- Also in Depression and WWII: 1929-1945 Goering Gun Did this shotgun belong to Hitler's right hand man?
- Related Investigation Fillmore Pardon Did President Fillmore pardon a Native American convicted of murder?
- Also in Season 2 Early Monopoly Could this be the earliest version of the world's best-selling board game?
This is a place for opinions, comments, questions and discussion; a place where viewers of History Detectives can express their points of view and connect with others who value history. We ask that posters be polite and respectful of all opinions. History Detectives reserves the right to delete comments that don’t conform to this conduct. We will not respond to every post, but will do our best to answer specific questions, or address an error.
Anyone wishing to submit an artifact for investigation should do so through Submit a Story.
- Submit your StoryDo you have a Depression or World War II object? Submit your story now.
- Latest CommentIt turns out that this collage was sold last fall: http://www.worthpoint.com/wort... I wonder if it would be possible to contact the buyer by way of the auction house about getting a print made. (6 months ago)
- Twitterremember this investigation with @TukufuZuberi @elyseluray Tonight they reunite! Let us know your thoughts! @PBS http://t.co/4KMnc27K (1 year ago)
- FacebookCongrats on your exhibit, TZ! Here's a Washington Post article about the exhibit, everyone, and the great story TZ and Elyse did on his "Our Colored Heroes" story. http://tinyurl.com/mzpuyo8 http://www.pbs.org/opb/historydetectives/investigation/our-colored-heroes/ (6 months ago)