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Coxswain at the Wheel

Sailor steering a landing craft
Description: Painting, Oil on Canvas; by James Turnbull; 1945; Framed Dimensions 40H X 32W
Accession #: 88-159-KH as a Gift of Abbott Laboratories
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In this painting the artist sought to pay homage to the man who in an amphibious war sees more action than almost any other, for during the invasion phase he pilots his small landing boat to the beach under fire many times, bringing in waves of troops and later their supplies. He is seen against a background of smoke laid out to conceal our ships.                        

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  • Art
Wars & Conflicts
  • World War II 1939-1945
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