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London's gangs at war

Author: Dick Kirby; Peter Imbert
Publisher: South Yorkshire, England : Pen & Sword Books, 2017. ©2017
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The 1950s and 1960s saw a changing of the guard in London's gangland. A new and even more ruthless breed of criminal emerged to replace the aging generation of likes of Sabini, Mullins and Hayes. Protection rackets on bookies, club owners and shopkeepers were an everyday occurrence. Bloody and murderous turf wars to gain territorial supremacy were endemic. Police corruption was commonplace. Thanks to media interest,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Kirby, Dick.
London's gangs at war.
South Yorkshire, England : Pen & Sword Books Ltd., 2017.
(OCoLC)988285589
Named Person: Charles William Richardson; Frankie Fraser; Jack Spot; Frankie Fraser; Charles William Richardson; Jack Spot
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Dick Kirby; Peter Imbert
ISBN: 147389476X 9781473894761
OCLC Number: 968196982
Description: xvii, 217 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Little Hubby and the Babe --
Tommy Smithson : 'a perfect nuisance' --
Tommy Smithson : the Maltese syndicate --
Jack Spot & Billy Hill --
Strange happenings in Frith Street --
A very dodgy clergyman --
The attack outside Hyde Park Mansions --
Revelations in Dublin --
A busted brief --
A bloody interlude --
A revenge attack --
Gangsters : exit left --
The Pen Club murder --
The Pen Club murder : the trial --
The Krays --
The Richardsons --
The murder at Mr Smith's club --
The torture trial --
Monkey business --
Richardsons : the aftermath --
The Krays : revisited --
Re-enter Nipper Read --
The Mitchell murder trial --
Time to leave the stage --
Epilogue.
Responsibility: Dick Kirby ; with a foreword by Lord (Peter) Imbert CVO, QPM, DL Commissioner, Metropolitan Police 1987-93.

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Cover s the heyday of Londons gang era.  Read more...

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