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Hand Over Hand

Men cross an obstacle of a rope suspended between two poles
Description: Painting, Watercolor on Paper; by Don Freeman; C. 1943; Unframed Dimensions 15H X 21W
Accession #: 88-159-EC as a Gift of Abbott Laboratories
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Agility and strength are sharpened during the naval aviation cadet's pre-flight course. One way it's done is hand-over-hand work along ropes. There is a practical side, as well, in that some day he may be called upon to work his way through tropical jungles after a forced landing, or utilize his training on vines or ropes in crossing rivers or dangerous patches of jungle growth. But it is strenuous exercise and subject to slips--as witness the cadet tumbling into the net below.

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  • World War II 1939-1945
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