Uphold Democracy 1994: WWII weapons encountered

The USA invaded Haiti on 19 September 1994, unopposed by the Haitian military. The operation, named “Uphold Democracy”, was to reverse a 1991 military coup which deposed the freely-elected president, Jean-Bertrand Aristide. During the operation, American forces recovered a large amount of WWII weapons which were still in use by the Haitians.

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(above: The cover of the September 1994 issue of Time magazine, and a Haitian armorer’s rack of WWII-issue M1 Garand rifles secured by the US Army’s 10th Mountain Division during the 1994 invasion.)

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