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The Hard Road to Triumph

Marines on the beach walking next to a personal carrier
Description: Drawing, Charcoal on Paper; by Kerr Eby; 1944; Framed Dimensions 31H X 39W
Accession #: 88-159-CK as a Gift of Abbot Laboratories
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Bodies angled forward, grim Marines press forward against the entrenched Japanese of Tarawa in the Gilberts in November 1943. In the background, an armored tractor lumbers forward with them prodding the enemy defenses with fingers of fire.

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Wars & Conflicts
  • World War II 1939-1945
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