William Helmer Q&A #8

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William Helmer Q&A #8

Unread postby Liz » Mon Aug 10, 2009 11:12 am

ONBC: What did you find to be the biggest revelation from Girardin?

WH: Mainly, the revelations about O’Leary’s part in getting a Chicago woodworker to fashion a wooden pistol, and the details he learned from O’Leary regarding the Michigan City escape, which elsewhere has been attributed to an X on a box of fabric that Girardin claimed was part of a ruse to confuse prison authorities.
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Re: William Helmer Q&A #8

Unread postby gemini » Mon Aug 10, 2009 5:19 pm

Yes, we would not even know Dillinger was involved in the Michigan City escape without the details about him getting the guns to them.
The infamous wooden gun escape and that he certainly had help.
As I said previously, thank heaven Girardin hung on to his work all those years or it may never have been known.
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Re: William Helmer Q&A #8

Unread postby DeppInTheHeartOfTexas » Wed Aug 12, 2009 8:47 pm

gemini, we have an accord. It is still amazing to me that Girardin's manuscript sat unpublished and unknown for so long.
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