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"Met the Enemy"

Men are blindfolded and participating in hand to hand combat as an instructor looks on
Description: Drawing, Pen & Ink on Paper; by Don Freeman; C 1943; Framed Dimensions 25H X 32W
Accession #: 88-159-EN as a Gift of Abbott Laboratories
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There comes a time in war when man is pitted against man, a time for the individual without his weapons. Such a time, the Navy knows, may come to its pilots--possible in the rankness of enemy-infested jungle, on the beaches, or in the desert. In preparation for that eventuality, aviation cadets are taught the finer points of hand-to-hand combat. So that it may be instinctive, the Navy teaches cadets to fight blindfolded, such as they might have to do in the jungle at night.

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Wars & Conflicts
  • World War II 1939-1945
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