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Real Bonnie & Clyde: Has history been too harsh on her role in the infamous killer couple?

Columbus (Ohio) Evening Dispatch Wednesday, May 23, 1934. The account reports, in part, “Clyde Barrow and his gunwoman companion, Bonnie Parker, were beaten to the draw by Texas and Louisiana officers today. Their crime career ended in a blaze of riot gun fire when, disregarding a command to halt and unable to get their weapons into play, the desperado and his cigar-smoking girl crumpled up in the front seat of a car traveling at about 85 miles an hour.”

A 16mm film shot by posse member Ted Hinton just minutes after Bonnie and Clyde were fatally ambushed by officers near Gibsland, Louisiana, on May 23, 1934. The so-called "Death Car" was released to its owner, Ruth Warren of Topeka, Kansas, only after she filed a lawsuit against the sheriff.

16mm film shot by posse member Ted Hinton just minutes after Bonnie and Clyde were fatally ambushed by officers near Gibsland, Louisiana on May 23, 1934

(From another user) Bonnie and Clyde, two tragic (and handsome) young lovers who were with each other until the gruesome bullet-ridden end. Bonnie Parker was a poet, and Clyde Barrow was fiercely loyal to her, never leaving her side and even carrying her when a bullet wound had paralyzed her leg, rendering her unable to walk for an entire year before they were killed.

Real Bonnie & Clyde: Has history been too harsh on her role in the infamous killer couple?

Real Bonnie and Clyde: Has history been too harsh on her role in the infamous killer couple? - Mirror Online