Tarawa 1943 Turning of the Tide (C.#77)

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In 1943 the island of Beito in the Tarawa Atoll was defended by the elite troops of the Special Naval Landing Force, whose commander, Admiral Shibasaki, had boasted that 'the Americans could not take Tarawa with a million men in a hundred years'.
Tarawa 1943 Turning of the Tide (C.#77), D. Wright, data wydania październik 2000, liczba stron 96, isbn 978-1-84176-102-2


In 1943 the island of Beito in the Tarawa Atoll was defended by the elite troops of the Special Naval Landing Force, whose commander, Admiral Shibasaki, had boasted that 'the Americans could not take Tarawa with a million men in a hundred years'. In a pioneering amphibious invasion, the Marines of the 2nd Division would overcome serious errors of planning to fight a 76-hour battle of unprecedented savagery.