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German Pillbox in a Normandy Field

German pillbox in a field
Description: Painting, Gouache on Board; by Alexander P. Russo; 1945; Framed Dimensions 25H X 30W
Accession #: 88-198-AI
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This is one of the many pillboxes scattered through the hills facing the beaches. The field in the foreground is spiked with posts to prevent glider landings. Such pillboxes were put to good use by Allied troops as hardened shelters for first aid dressing stations and communications set-ups.

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  • World War II 1939-1945
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