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Date:
April 13, 2018 - April 20, 2018
Time:
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Time Details:
Exhibit on display during normal business hours.
Location:
Larchmont Branch Library
Address:
6525 Hampton Blvd.
Norfolk, VA 23508
Cost:
FREE

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Ben Steele POW Exhibit

Friday, April 13

Ben Steele was one of tens of thousands of American and Filipino troops forced to go on the Bataan Death March. He spent three and a half years as a POW, surviving beriberi, dysentery, pneumonia, blood poisoning and malaria. After the war, Steele became a critically acclaimed artist. As he came to terms with his POW experience, he began to draw from memory. Many of those sketches are now preserved at the MacArthur Memorial in Norfolk.