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Hand -To-Hand Combat

An instructor teaching a cadet how to fight in hand to hand combat
Description: Painting, Gouache on Paper; by Don Freeman; C. 1943; Framed Dimensions 33H X 27W
Accession #: 88-159-EP as a Gift of Abbott Laboratories
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Blood, and brawn, and sweat--the sterner aspects of war confront the Navy's aviation cadets during pre-flight training. Navy fighting men must know the tricks of the grim trade of war--a blow for a blow, and eye for an eye. There's no prize given for being second best in hand-to-hand battle, so a course in physical combat is an integral part of pre-flight training.

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Wars & Conflicts
  • World War II 1939-1945
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