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Fascinating "newspaper" reporting the capture of Texas in 1952...
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April 03, 1952
THE LAMPASAS DISPATCH, Texas, "Juvember 33, 1969" A fascinating fictitious newspaper created specifically for "Operation Long Horn--For Maneuver Purposes Only--Not Intended For General Distribution".
The website begins: "In the spring of 1952, as Cold War tensions heightened, Lampasas Countians’ worst fears seemingly materialized, as “enemy troops” stormed the area, “captured” Lampasas and declared martial law. The U.S. military simulation, dubbed “Operation Longhorn,” was just a test...One of the largest peacetime military exercises ever implemented in the United States, Operation Longhorn took place in March and April 1952, and cost an estimated $3.3 million...".
Note the fictitious date. The banner headline announces: "TEXAS MADE A NATION" "Aggressor Win ends Bondage" ""Greetings To The People of Lampasas From the President Of The Aggressor Nation" with more (see).
This is just a single sheet with the reverse being page 8 of the "Lampasas Dispatch" April 3, 1952, coinciding with the date of Operation Longhorn. Nice condition.
Category: The 20th Century