The Battle

At the place of The Battle, the landscape recalls the harshness of desert or jungle terrain, a place of uneasiness and conflict.

The granite pieces of sculpture represent a broken plaza, a fallen wall, a building corner stone, the side of a building. What once was is now in ruin.

“Suddenly out of this siesta-like doze the order came. We didn’t hear it for it came to the tanks over the radios, but we knew it quickly, for all over the desert tanks began roaring and pouring out blue smoke from the cylinders. Then they started off, kicking up dust and clanking in that peculiar “tank sound” we had all come to know so well. They poured around us, emerging forward. The battle was on.”
~ Ernie Pyle, This is Your War

 

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