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This Shocking Photo of Kids Playing with Fake Guns During WWII at Woodrow Wilson High School

Kids playing with guns at Woodrow Wilson High School (1943)
This photo of two children playing with fake guns at Woodrow Wilson High School during World War II is a shocking reminder of how kids emulate what they see. Learn more about this scene taken in 1943.
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This is a shocking photo.

Look at this picture of two children playing with fake guns. Kids emulate what they see and this was taken at the height of World War II in 1943. The cadets in the background are performing drills at Woodrow Wilson High School.

Kids playing with guns at Woodrow Wilson High School (1943)
Kids playing with guns at Woodrow Wilson High School (1943)
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This photo eerily reminds me of the 1968 execution photo from Vietnam. Random side note … the trigger man in that photo (Nguyen Ngoc Loan) fled to Burke, Virginia after the war and lived out the rest of his days there.

Thanks again to Shorpy.

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