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It’s May 1934, and Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow are running out of time. Both the authorities and the public want them dead, you see, after news broke of the couple’s murderous crime spree. Yet the notorious pair have no idea that they’re walking into an ambush when they arrive in Shreveport, Louisiana. Here, officers are hiding in the bushes, ready to fire 130 rounds into the lovers’ car.

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Both Bonnie and Clyde died that day, with their bodies full of holes from dozens of bullets. And yet amid such a gruesome scene, one small detail may have stood out. One of the gangsters was wearing just a pair of socks with no shoes – but they were dressed like this for good reason.

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