Remembering TARAWA

Pricer, Doug
August 2004
Military History;Aug2004, Vol. 21 Issue 3, p42
Reflects on the Battle of Tarawa in Kiribati. Information on the Plan A at Tarawa; One of the most memorable and moving tableaux of World War II; Information on the book "Mantle of Heroism" wherein author Michael B. Graham described the first wave of the battle.


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