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Utmost Savagery: The Three Days of Tarawa

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On November 20, 1943, 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.

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161574147X

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9781615741472

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Utmost Savagery: The Three Days of Tarawa
2009, Findaway World

ISBN-13: 9781615741472

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Utmost Savagery: The Three Days of Tarawa
1995, US Naval Institute Press

ISBN-13: 9781557500311

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