Pancho in Pictures

Pancho-Via-PhotosBorn a peasant, head of his family at an early age and an outlaw by 16, Doroteo Arango—a.k.a. Pancho Villa—rose from the lowest rungs of the social ladder to become one of Mexico’s greatest military chieftains.

He commanded thousands of men and outmaneuvered and eluded more than 10,000 Americans led by John “Black Jack” Pershing. A friend of the poor, he was the He-Man hero in the Mexican tradition of machismo—overpowering, dominant and larger-than-life. This is his story in photographs.

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