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1804-02-16

LIFE Photo Collection

LIFE Photo Collection

Boatswain's Mate Reuben James (top, R) thrusting himself in front of a pirate's sword to save his captain, American Commodore Stephen Decatur (bottom, R) while on a mission in Tripoli Harbor during the infamous Barbary Wars.

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  • Date: 1804-02-16
  • Location: Tripoli, Libya
  • Physical Dimensions: B/W PRINT
  • Subject Keywords: Tripolitan, Stephen Decatur, Reuben James, Wars, 1800s
  • Publisher: TimeLife
  • Usage: For personal non-commercial use only
  • Provider: LIFE
  • Original ID: TimeLife_image_1220124
  • Credits: MANSELL COLLECTION

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