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Clear for Action

The crew firing the deck gun of a submarine
Description: Painting, Watercolor on Board; by Georges Schreiber; 1943; Framed Dimensions 39H X 31W
Accession #: 88-159-JM as a Gift of Abbott Laboratories
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Choosing to fight on the surface rather than crash-dive, a U.S. Navy submarine relies on her three-inch gun rather than costlier torpedoes. While lookouts eye the skies for signs of enemy planes, the gun crew speedily prepares to open fire on the foe. High seas-- a constant peril on the narrow, slippery deck of a sub-- add their menace to the scene. 

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  • Art
Wars & Conflicts
  • World War II 1939-1945
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