Bonnie & Clyde's Bullets
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 Leopold Medal What does this medal reveal about a top-secret American Military project during WWII?
- Also in Depression and WWII: 1929-1945 Lindbergh-Sikorsky Fabric How do the signatures on this patch of fabric connect Charles Lindbergh to another first in flight?
- Also with Wes Cowan Jefferson Pledge Did the transformation of the nation's public education system begin with this $200 pledge?
- Also with Wes Cowan Lawrence Billy Club Was this truncheon used in the famous Bread and Roses labor strike?
- Also with Wes Cowan 3D Cuban Missile Crisis Did this portable projection screen help save the Free World?
- Also in Depression and WWII: 1929-1945 Sideshow Babies Was the owner of this cup once a four-pound sideshow exhibit?
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.