Time on the “Rock”(3)

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Of course, it wasn’t all fun and games. In 1946 there was “The Battle of Alcatraz” where inmates rioted and took over much of the cellblocks, and the island was surrounded by the Marines. Two guards and three inmates were killed, and two of the rioters were later executed. This photo taken during the battle shows an explosion from a mortar fired at the prisoners and police officers in the circle at the left. (Thumbnail image)

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