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Stand By to Fire

Sailors ready to launch a torpedo
Description: Painting, Watercolor on Board; by Georges Schreiber; 1943; Framed Dimensions 39H X 31W
Accession #: 88-159-JJ as a Gift of Abbott Laboratories
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The crucial moment has arrived-- the vital occasion for which the submarine was built and the men were trained -- the firing of torpedoes at an enemy ship. In the confinement of the machinery-laden warship the tension is almost a physical presence as all watch the marksmen ready their deadly bolt.

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