NICARAGUA: Marines Trapped

Nicaraguans in smart khaki uniforms and armed with rifles, machine guns and dynamite bombs, lay in ambush on the heights commanding a narrow defile in the Nicaraguan mountains. Soon Captain Richard Livingston, U. S. M. C., commenced to lead through the defile an expeditionary force of 200 U. S. Marines, 200 Nicaraguan National Guardsmen, and 200 pack mules. Purpose: To capture Quilali, the remote war base of the recalcitrant General Augusto Calderon Sandino whose men were ambushing the defile. Reason: The Sandino troops have been declared outlaws and bandits. Cause: Sandino and...

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