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August 07
Emil Nolde: Dance Around the Golden Calf

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Emil Nolde

German artist

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Battle of Guadalcanal

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1942

Japanese airfield on Guadalcanal seized by Allies

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Battle of Guadalcanal

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1942

Japanese airfield on Guadalcanal seized by Allies

 
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