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Fists Are Good Weapons

Two men in a boxing ring others watch from belchers
Description: Drawing, Charcoal on Paper; by Don Freeman; C. 1943; Unframed Dimensions 20H X 30W
Accession #: 88-159-ED as a Gift of Abbott Laboratories
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There are times when no weapon takes the place of a man's bare knuckles--especially when bouncing them off the jaw of a little yellow man. Navy pre-flight school teaches aviation cadets boxing both as a fighting art, and to impress upon them the lesson that they can absorb physical punishment and still keep going.

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  • World War II 1939-1945
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