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The Morning After the Saki Run (The Beach at Tanapag Harbor, Saipan, 07 July 1944)

The aftermath of a beach invasion
Description: Painting, Oil on Canvas; by Robert Benney; C. 1943; Unframed Dimensions 20H X 31W
Accession #: 88-159-AG as a Gift of Abbott Laboratories
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This is the scene that greeted the survivors of the 27th division after the famous "big Banzai" when the Japanese unsuccessfully attempted to push our men back to the original landing point at Charan Kanoa. That night the cries of American wounded were heard when the saki-mad Japanese over-ran our perimeter aid stations and showed no mercy to the defenseless wounded.

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Wars & Conflicts
  • World War II 1939-1945
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