Saturday, March 22, 2008

Hell's 60th

You see them every day cruising the P.C.H. in pods of 5 to 50.
Biker gangs. Undercover agent William Queen wrote an excellent book on their culture and criminal activities, Under and Alone [previously posted here]. French paper 20 minutes retraces the history of the eldest, the Hell's Angels, which is celebrating its 60th anniversary this week. Created at the end of WWII by GIs nostalgic of their military past, the group rapidly evolved, and is now present in 17 countries including...yes...France. More on Wikipedia.
photos DR & SIPA via 20 minutes