Print 1730 c1: The Long March. A company of Chinese Red Army troopers each man equipped with a Thompson Sub-machine gun. The Thompson Sub-machine gun is of American manufacture. This weapon fires up to 600 shots per minute. [illegible]. Print 1730 c2: Chinese Red Army troopers with American-made Tommy-guns. Note red stars on their caps -- the insignia they wore before and during the Long March. The Long March (6,000 miles) 1935. Photograph published in Current History. Caption: Each Thompson sub-machine gun is the equivalent of fifty army rifles at close range.