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Re: Last use of a Trapdoor by a deployed Army Unit in a combat zone

Posted by Victor lavenstein on Thursday, 13 February 2014, at 9:12 a.m., in response to Re: Last use of a Trapdoor by a deployed Army Unit in a combat zone, posted by Al Frasca on Wednesday, 12 February 2014, at 12:18 p.m.

I'm sure you gentlemen are well acquainted with the image, but on a visit to the Calvin Coolidge homestead I was surprised to see a photo of the then-governor of Massachusetts inspecting trapdoor-armed National Guard during the Boston Police strike of 1919. The Guard apparently fired their guns in earnest during unrest the night of September 10-11, which ultimately resulted in a death toll of nine. Boston was not a foreign war zone, granted.


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