Uses primary sources, Japanese documents, and interviews with survivors to present the history of the U.S. Marines' 1943 landing on the Japanese-held Tarawa atoll in the Pacific
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rst complete and definitive account of the Battle of Tarawa."
--Maj. Gen. Mike Ryan, USMC (Ret.)
Navy Cross recipient
Green Beach, Tarawa
On November 20, l943, in the first trial by fire of America's fledgling amphibious assault doctrine, five thousand men stormed the beaches of Tarawa, a seemingly invincible Japanese island fortress barely the size of the Pentagon parking lots (three-hundred acres!). Before the first day ended, one third of the Marines who had crossed Tarawa's deadly reef under murderous fire were killed, wounded, or missing. In three days of fighting, four Americans would win the Medal of Honor. And six-thousand combatants would die.
Now, Col. Joseph Alexander, a combat Marine himself, presents the full story of Tarawa in all its horror and glory: the extreme risks, the horrific combat, and the heroic breakthroughs. Based on exhaustive research, never-before-published accounts from Ma
COLONEL JOSEPH H. ALEXANDER (Ret.), a combat veteran who served in the Marine Corps for twenty-eight years, is the author of six books and has helped produce twenty-five military documentaries. He lives in Asheville, North Carolina.
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