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War Isn't All Mechanized

A sailor is peeling potatoes by hand
Description: Drawing, Pen and Ink on Paper; by Thomas Hart Benton; C. 1944; Framed Dimensions 26H X 21W
Accession #: 88-159-BC as a Gift of Abbott Laboratories
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The lowly mule still pulls guns and supply wagons, the foot-soldier still fights hand-to-hand with the foe...and the mess cook must still peel potatoes by hand. Some U.S. Navy ships have automatic peelers--but don't mention it to this man!

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