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Jeep Turns Ambulance

A wounded man is transported through the jungle on a jeep
Description: Drawing, Pastel on Paper; by Kerr Eby; 1943; Framed Dimensions 49H X 40W
Accession #: 88-159-EA as a Gift of Abbott Laboratories
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One of the great innovations of the war, the pug-nosed, pugnacious jeep, reveals a softer side of its nature as it becomes an ambulance on the Bougainville jungle front. Though often painfully jolting to the wounded on its journey through the twisted trails of the jungle, the jeep at least gets the casualties away from the firing lines speedily. Plasma transfusions are sometimes given en route, despite the rocky motion. 

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  • World War II 1939-1945
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