Submitted to the Optic
SANTA FE — In August 1940, talk of war swirled around Camp Luna near Las Vegas.
The 1,800 men of New Mexico’s 200th Coast Artillery Regiment gathered there to train one last time on home soil before heading to the Philippines.
A photographer was there, capturing images of youth and dedication, young men unaware of the ordeals they soon would face.
On Sept. 16 through Oct. 12, the Palace of the Governors Photo Archives will mount a special exhibition at the Jean Cocteau Cinema featuring 10 of those images.