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D-Day On Tarawa

Marines wadding through the surf to the beach
Description: Drawing, Charcoal on Paper; by Kerr Eby; 1944; Framed Dimensions 39H X 51W
Accession #: 88-159-CO as a Gift of Abbot Laboratories
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Wading through a leaden surf under an overcast sky, wave on wave of U.S. Marines doggedly brave a deadly sheet of fire to secure a beachhead on Tarawa in the Gilberts on November 20 1943. Overhead, Navy dive bombers scream down through a blanket of black smoke to blast at the Japanese, entrenched in nearly invulnerable pillboxes.

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Wars & Conflicts
  • World War II 1939-1945
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