In a deft move the sub-machine gun's sling slipped from the desert man's shoulder and the short, vicious gun was in hand.
Each gripped a sub-machine gun in his hands and blazed away at the coasting Vultee!
The sub-machine gun was unhandy for accurate single shots, and no pistol can be used to effect at long ranges.
The soldier was holding a sub-machine gun in the crook of one arm, and patting it affectionately with his hand.
He discarded the sub-machine gun with its explosive shells for the automatics.
And each fighting man within eyesight noted that it was not a rifle slung over the shoulder of Abd-el-Kader but a sub-machine gun.
Everyone was far more interested in the black Thompson sub-machine gun he held cradled over one arm.
Then he made it true: rifles handy, a sub-machine gun, grenades, gas masks.
His other hand chopped down on the sub-machine gun and yanked it from the falling German's hands.
Clutching the sub-machine gun, he ran body well bent forward and low to the ground.