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The Wave Breaks On the Reef

Marines in a landing craft with an explosion going off in front of them
Description: Drawing, Charcoal on Paper; by Kerr Eby; 1944; Framed Dimensions 31H X 39W
Accession #: 88-159-CL as a Gift of Abbot 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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