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A Marine standing in the jungle
Description: Drawing, Charcoal on Paper; by Kerr Eby; 1944; Framed Dimensions 32H X 40W
Accession #: 88-159-DC as a Gift of Abbot Laboratories
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Blending into the sinuous wall of foliage which makes up the battlefields on Cape Gloucester, a Marine scans the trail ahead with unblinking falcon's glare his deadly rifle ready for instant action. Skill in shooting, perhaps developed on an American prairie or woodland, enables this chosen watchman of a New Britain pathway to spot and slay Japanese snipers lurking in the bush.

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Wars & Conflicts
  • World War II 1939-1945
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