Tarawa: The Incredible Story of One of World War II's Bloodiest Battles

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In the summer of 1943, at the height of World War II, battles were exploding all throughout the Pacific theater. In mid-November of that year, the United States waged a bloody campaign on Betio Island in the Tarawa Atoll, the most heavily fortified Japanese territory in the entire Pacific. They were fighting to wrest control of the island to stage the next big push toward Japan?and one journalist was there to chronicle the horror.

Dive into war correspondent Robert Sherrod?s ...

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Overview

In the summer of 1943, at the height of World War II, battles were exploding all throughout the Pacific theater. In mid-November of that year, the United States waged a bloody campaign on Betio Island in the Tarawa Atoll, the most heavily fortified Japanese territory in the entire Pacific. They were fighting to wrest control of the island to stage the next big push toward Japan—and one journalist was there to chronicle the horror.

Dive into war correspondent Robert Sherrod’s battlefield account as he goes ashore with the assault troops of the U.S. Marines 2nd Marine Division in Tarawa. Follow the story of the U.S. Army 27th Infantry Division as nearly 35,000 troops take on less than 5,000 Japanese defenders in one of the most savage engagements of the war. By the end of the battle, only seventeen Japanese soldiers were still alive.

This story, a must for any history buff, tells the ins and outs of life alongside the U.S. Marines in this lesser-known battle of World War II. The battle itself carried on for three days, but Sherrod, a dedicated journalist, remained in Tarawa until the very end, and through his writing, shares every detail.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781620871010
  • Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing
  • Publication date: 2/1/2013
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 159,777
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

ROBERT SHERROD was a seasoned American journalist and longtime war correspondent for both Time and Life magazine. He reported from overseas during the Vietnam War, and also World War II, when he was travelling with the U.S. Marines. He went on to write two more books about World War II. Sherrod died in 1994 at the age of eighty-five.
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  • Posted December 13, 2013

    highly recommended

    Most people who saw movies about World War 11- heard the word " Tarawa- and thought the battle was on an island of the same name? Tarawa was an Atoll in the Gilbert Islands that encompassed an area around Betio Island.

    When the United States sought information about Betio it asked captains of freighters and ships that frequented the area as we had little information available about tides, etc.

    We bombarded island with over 41 warships, and did not know we faced 14 coastal guns and 500 pillboxes?

    We learned a lot from this important bloody battle! Col. Carlson developed the squad team effort, and General Le Jeune was responsible for future amphibious landings.

    Very few Japanese surrendered, and no Marine forgot the ruthlessness of the enemy they faced.

    I highly feel that this book is a good example that the United States had to make costly mistakes in order to overcome future obstacles.


    Bruce Bender
    United States Marine Corps
    1963- 1967 Cpl.

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