Girls with guns

These Roosevelt High School Rough Riders, circa 1942, were apparently prepared to defend the lockers at the Boyle Heights campus from invading troops – or Garfield High Bulldogs. The caption of the photo stored at the National Archives (h/t to Bobster855) reads:

“Training in marksmanship helps girls at Roosevelt High School in Los Angeles, Calif., develop into responsible women. Part of Victory Corps activities there, rifle practice encourages girls to be accurate in handling firearms.

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