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Inching In (The Beach at Saipan, June 1944)

Marines moving inland
Description: Painting, Oil on Canvas; by Robert Benney; C. 1943; Framed Dimensions 31H X 39W
Accession #: 88-159-AR as a Gift of Abbott Laboratories
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At this point our Marines have just left their landing craft and made it to the beach wall. With the platoon is a flame thrower. A squirt from the flame thrower will hold up the Japanese long enough to enable the Marines to leap over the barbed wire and other entanglements and push inland. From now on, the beach-head established, the long and difficult struggle to conquer the island begins. 

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  • World War II 1939-1945
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