Archives: The Marines Have Landed ... on Paper Too!

posted on October 8, 2019
First published in the November 1944 American Rifleman.

Photographs can be art, but the camera itself has no emotion. These pictures by Marine Corps artists who fight first, then draw what they see and feel, provide a telling human touch to the pictorial coverage of the South Pacific phase of this war.

Marines fight from captured Japanese machine gun nest on bloody Tarawa.

"Hitting the deck" as vengeful Japanese planes strafe the beach at Cape Gloucester.

"Highway" on Cape Gloucester. Speed-sixty slips an hour  . . .  Or war in the glamorous South Sea Isles.

This one depicts the ever-present danger of Japanese snipers.


Maynard Carbine
Maynard Carbine

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