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Sino-Soviet fight spills blood
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Valley Times Photo Collection
Dean, Gordon
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Photograph article dated October 10, 1964 partially reads, "This is the dramatic, factual, significant story of the Sino-Soviet conflict in the heartland of Asia where the two Communist giants face each other across a common border and where they are in fierce contention for Outer Mongolia - the first of the Red People's Republics and the only Communist satellite completely surrounded by Communist states. Austin Conover, columnist, gained access to forbidden Chinese-Soviet border areas as a result of friendships made on a previous trip to Siberia. He witnessed the build up of Soviet military strength there and noted the changed attitude of the Russian people with respect to their 'Communist partners,' the Chinese. From Irkutsk, USSR, Conover flew to Ulan Bator, capital of the Mongolian People's Republic. There he joined a group of five anthropologists for a journey by Jeep and camel across a country two and a half times the size of Texas. Hounded by security men and bugged by restrictions, Conover finally struck out on his own to get the most valuable information of his entire trip." Photograph caption reads, "Conover on camel - Austin Conover takes notes for 'Ringside Mongolia' while sitting on a camel in the Gobi Desert." Austin Conover, Hollywood Citizen-News columnist wrote a series of stories on his travel experiences, which were carried in the Valley Times as well as the Hollywood Citizen-News.
1 photographic print :b&w ;21 x 26 cm.
Photographic prints
Valley Times Collection
Conover, Austin
Hollywood Citizen-News--Employees
Valley Times (Firm)--Employees
Journalists--United States
Newspaper employees
Gobi Desert (Mongolia and China)
Valley Times Collection photographs
Portrait photographs
Time Period

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