Bonnie and Clyde Are Killed in a Police Ambush – 23 May 1934

Posted on May 22nd, 2013 by The British Newspaper Archive

On a rural road in Bienville Parish, Louisiana, on 23 May 1934, Bonnie Elizabeth Parker and Clyde Chestnut Barrow were shot dead in a police ambush.

The couple were criminal celebrities during the ‘public enemy era’ in the USA, from between 1931 and 1934.

It’s believed that they killed nine police officers and several civilians during the course of their careers as armed robbers.

Included below are two, contemporary newspaper stories that report on the violent end of Bonnie and Clyde.

historical newspaper story about bonnie and clyde

Western Morning News – Saturday 26 May 1934

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http://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000329/19340526/079/0009

historical newspaper story about bonnie and clyde

Dundee Courier – Thursday 24 May 1934

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http://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000564/19340524/112/0007

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