Tarawa

The Incredible Story of One of World War II's Bloodiest Battles
Product Number: EB00743366
Released: Nov 19, 2018
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781626361836
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing
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Description

As WWII raged, US Marines engaged with Japanese soldiers on the islands of the Tarawa Atoll-deep in the central Pacific-in a truly hellish battle. In the summer of 1943, at the height of World War II, battles were exploding all throughout the Pacific Theater. But none were as deadly, as vicious or as desperately fought as the battle for Betio Island in the Tarawa Atoll. It was the most heavily fortified Japanese territory in the entire Pacific. The Americans wanted it as a staging point for the next big push toward Japan. And one journalist was there to chronicle the horror. Here is Robert Sherrod's eyewitness account of those terrible three days as he went ashore with the assault troops of the US Marines 2nd Marine Division in Tarawa and saw firsthand as 35,000 troops of the US Army 27th Infantry Division took on less than 5,000 heavily entrenched Japanese defenders in one of the most savage engagements of the war. The battle was so merciless that only seventeen Japanese soldiers survived. Full of stark, brutal imagery, this true story of battle, blood, and a fight to the death is a must for anyone interested in World War II as it really happened.

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Author(s): Robert Sherrod
Genre: History
Original Publish Date: Feb 22, 2013

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