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Foxhole on a Normandy Beach

Men take refuge in foxholes
Description: Painting, Gouache on Board; by Alexander Russo; 1944; Framed Dimensions 23H X 27W
Accession #: 88-198-S
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Beach battalion men and shore troops sought refuge in foxholes along the beach.  The men crouched, laid or sat in foxholes at night and caught whatever few precious hours of sleep they could before dawn.  Some Allied casualties in this area were inflicted by friendly low anti-aircraft fire.

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