Naval History and Heritage Command

Naval History and Heritage Command

Captured German Gun Emplacement in a Normandy Field

German gun emplacement in a field
Description: Painting, Gouache on Board; by Alexander P. Russo; 1945; Framed Dimensions 31H X 39W
Accession #: 88-198-AS
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Farm fields held many of these man-made terrain features - structures of cement, stone and steel that belched death and destruction against advancing troops. Some fitted snugly into contours of a hill slope in order better to escape air detection. Others stood boldly in fields, seemingly defiant, with only a casual horizontal cover of foliage. Some were taken while in process of construction. All had one purpose and one common design, which was to hurl out a message of death.

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  • World War II 1939-1945
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