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Troop convoy ambushed
Alternative Title
Valley Times Photo Collection
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Made accessible through a grant from the John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation and Photo Friends
Date Created and/or Issued
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Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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Photograph was edited for publication purposes
Photograph caption dated September 2, 1959 reads "During Army Reserve summer maneuvers at Camp Roberts one of combat training problems was ambush by U.S. troops of Aggressor troop convoy. Valley Times photos show U.S. soldiers rushing from hillside concealment down onto the road 'deep within enemy territory' to capture, if possible, remaining survivors. Hoping to obtain important documents carried by officer in charge of convoy, U.S. soldiers set up roadblock to halt trucks, then raked road with machine gun, rifle fire and detonated planted explosives. Getting desired documents from 'dead' officer, troops began quick but methodical search of each enemy soldier in hopes of obtaining other official papers or personal letters which might indicate future enemy movements."; See images #00121823 through #00121829 for all photos in this series.
1 photographic print :b&w ;21 x 26 cm.
Photographic prints
Valley Times Collection
United States.--Army Reserve
Infantry Replacement Training Center (Camp Roberts, Calif.)
Men--California--Camp Roberts
Soldiers--United States
Military training camps--California--Camp Roberts
Military convoys--California--Camp Roberts
Vehicles, Military--California--Camp Roberts
War games--California--Camp Roberts
Firearms--California--Camp Roberts
Armed Forces
Military uniforms
Ditches--California--Camp Roberts
Camp Roberts (Calif.)
Valley Times Collection photographs

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