December 1926

The Mail Guard

Volume 11, Issue 4
Author: 

U.S. MARINE MAIL GUARDS, 1921-1922

DURING the summer and early autumn of 1921, the newspapers had much to say of the crime waves which were sweeping over the country and prominent among the crimes of banditry and robbery so reported were numerous holdups and robberies of the United States mails. In many cases railway trains carrying mail cars were stopped and the mails rifled of valuable mail. Motor trucks carrying mail in cities were attacked by armed bandits and the valuable mail carried away.

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