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War games spread over desert
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Valley Times Photo Collection
Dean, Gordon
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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 article dated May 27, 1964 partially reads, "How do you cross a rushing river without using the bridges? Turn off the water. That is precisely what Maj. Gen. Edwin H. Burba, commander of the invading 2nd Armored Division, did in the current 100,000-man Desert Strike war games. Knowing that the obvious crossings and bridges would be guarded by heavy defenses, Gen. Burba sent a force to Parker Dam and closed the flood gates. In three hours, the level of the river was low enough for the tanks to roll across."; See images #00114315 through #00114321 for all photos in this series.
1 photographic print :b&w ;21 x 26 cm.
Photographic prints
Valley Times Collection
Armored vehicles, Military--California--San Bernardino County
War games--California--San Bernardino County
Men--California--San Bernardino County
Armed Forces
Mountains--California, Southern
San Bernardino County (Calif.)
United States--Air National Guard
Valley Times Collection photographs

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