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This is my dad's original copy of the Detroit News photo of the Battle of the Overpass when Ford's hired "goons" beat up striking auto workers. The complete story is here. My dad, James E. (Scotty) Kilpatrick, took the shots and hid the glass plates in his car and gave them blanks. The photos were on the front page the next day. View full size.