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Beany November 4th, 1941

Bridge guard during Carolina Maneuvers

Bridge guard during Carolina Maneuvers

I want mistakes [made] down in Louisiana, not over in Europe, and the only way to do this thing is to try it out, and if it doesn’t work, find out what we need to do to make it work.        -General George C. Marshall

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Beany November 1st, 1941

Carolina Maneuvers

Carolina Maneuvers

At the beginning of November, Beany was involved in the “Carolina Maneuvers”. The maneuvers spanned 16 counties through both North and South Carolina from October 6th to November 30th, 1941. More than half a million troops were involved, nearly one third the U.S. Army at the time. The rolling terrain and numerous streams were considered ideal conditions for exercises in mock warfare.

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