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Work As You Would Fight

A workman flexes his arm while in the background soldiers charge forward. In the upper left it says “Work as You Would Fight”
Description: Painting, Oil on Canvas; by Gerrit A. Beneker; 1918; Framed Dimensions 42H X 32W
Accession #: 2003-082-01
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The outbreak of war in Europe, whose merchant fleets and navies dominated the movement of commercial goods around the world, threatened the well-being of the Unites States economy.  At the start of the war the number of shipyards and their workers were not sufficient to meet national needs.  Through aggressive management, the Emergency Fleet Corporation expanded ship construction to meet wartime requirements.

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  • Art
Wars & Conflicts
  • World War I 1917-1918
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