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The Wave Breaks on the Reef

Marines in landing craft with explosions in front of the them
Description: Drawing, Charcoal on Paper; by Kerr Eby; 1944; Framed Dimensions 31H X 39W
Accession #: 88-159-CL as a Gift of Abbott Laboratories
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Jarred to a halt by a hidden reef, an assault boat is abandoned by a unit of Marines. Doomed to near extinction by a storm of enemy fire, long since trained on this objective, the group pushes forward to a man into the hindering water, into the teeth of the deadly storm.                        

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Wars & Conflicts
  • World War II 1939-1945
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