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Bullets and Barbed Wire

A marine running through the surf to the beach
Description: Drawing, Charcoal on Paper; by Kerr Eby; 1944; Framed Dimensions 29H X 36W
Accession #: 88-159-CN as a Gift of Abbott Laboratories
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Both constituted tremendous barriers to victory in the bloody battle for Tarawa; but this Marine, rifle swung grimly in one hand, typifies the resurgent spirit of the thinned but indomitable ranks of the conquerors of the Gilberts. Past the brutal wire on which hung the bodies of his comrades the tattered Marine presses on toward the beach and the redoubts of the enemy.

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Wars & Conflicts
  • World War II 1939-1945
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