American History in Photos

NEW TWIST ON AN OLD GAME – Boys have been playing “war” for time immemorial, but only in recent months has an all-new wrinkle appeared. Across the nation they are now using real guns, the BB and pellet shooting variety, in their games. Special clothes and safety equipment, either store bought or homemade, are also used to insure no players are harmed. Many participants report it to be the most fun they have ever had.

SHOWN: A war-gamesman adjusts the mask that protects his eyes from BB rounds. 8/29/82