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March Macabre

Marines carrying an injured marine over a barrier
Description: Drawing, Charcoal on Paper; by Kerr Eby; 1944; Framed Dimensions 31H X 39W
Accession #: 88-159-DD as a Gift of Abbot Laboratories
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Shuffling slowly across blood soaked sand, Marines bear a wounded comrade back to the first aid station on embattled Tarawa, their tautened muscles constrained to gentleness. With painful care they hoist the slumped body of the desperately wounded man over the sea wall on the historic battleground.

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Wars & Conflicts
  • World War II 1939-1945
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