By Andrew Davies
'A new kind of legal is in our midst - a perilous, ruthless, well-armed guy, who will stick at not anything, no longer even homicide. he's introducing into this nation the gangster equipment of Chicago and New York... exchange melancholy has thrown into unemployment millions of unskilled youths who've not anything to do yet front room concerning the highway corners of our slums in gangs.' John Bull weekly newspaper, 1932.
During the Nineteen Twenties and Thirties, Glasgow won an unenviable and enduring notoriety as Britain's gang urban - the 'Scottish Chicago'. Now Andrew Davies, writer of the acclaimed The Gangs of Manchester, brings to existence the reign of terror exerted on Glasgow by way of gangs just like the Billy Boys, the Kent superstar, the Savoy Arcadians and the South part Stickers. Out of the main dilapidated and overcrowded tenements in Britain, stepped younger women and men dressed like Hollywood gangsters and their molls. at the city's streets, they took centre level in dramas in their personal making, combating territorial battles laced with spiritual sectarianism and working security rackets modelled on these of the yankee underworld.
Drawing on fifteen years of unique learn, Andrew Davies offers compelling pictures of mythical figures similar to 'Razor King' John Ross and Billy Fullerton, chief of the Billy Boys - defined because the 'Al Capone' of the city's East finish. He sheds new mild at the approach the city's police and judiciary handled the gangs and divulges the attention-grabbing function performed through the media in developing myths of the underworld. in the course of what the Daily Express defined as 'The warfare at the Gang', Glasgow's police have been led via leader Constable Percy Sillitoe (who later turned head of M15), made up our minds to take care of the picture as a difficult, gang-busting cop he had solid in Sheffield through the Twenties. This dramatic tale, performed out opposed to the backdrop of the main unstable of Britain's towns, presents a brand new window onto the main turbulent interval in glossy British heritage and a well timed reminder of the way deprivation, unemployment and non secular bigotry are a poisonous cocktail in any era.
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City of Gangs: Glasgow and the Rise of the British Gangster by Andrew Davies