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Dog Fight Over the Trenches, by Horace Pippin, 1935.
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A white mud trench in the foreground houses two figures. A black cross stands symbolic in front of the trench. In the sky are fighter planes, some falling to the earth in flames. Many more trenches are visible in the background.

Credit: The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Smithsonian Institution Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1966

Dog Fight Over the Trenches, by Horace Pippin, 1935. Pippin wrote about the front-line trenches, "I will say this much, I say no man can do it again. He may have the will but his body cannot stand it. I could tell a new man every time I seen him, for he would duck every time a shell came over. He would be ducking all day long until he would get used to it." PMA

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