11.26.2004


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Getting Their Gun Ashore
Associated Press Wirephoto (ECHO51805L-POOL), dated June 30, 1943; published July 15, 1943

American soldiers haul a light (35mm) antitank field piece through the water and onto the beach at Rendova as the U.S. offensive against Japanese forces in the Central Solomons gets underway. Note the spare shells hanging in bags from the blast shield.

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