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Ebb Tide, Tarawa

The body of a Marine on a beach obstacle
Description: Drawing, Charcoal on Paper; by Kerr Eby; 1944; Framed Dimensions 31H X 39W
Accession #: 88-159-DQ as a Gift of Abbot Laboratories
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The attack was at flood tide. When the sea went out over the reef, this and much besides was left. In two wars, this I think is the most frightful thing I have seen, perhaps because of its isolation on the reef.

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Wars & Conflicts
  • World War II 1939-1945
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