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Overconfidence leads to American mistakes in the coordination of the Betio Landing. November 22, 1943. Movie

A lack of amtracs and low tide leads to many American casualties. Many Marines wade in from Higgins boats. November 22, 1943. Movie

Casualties mount as the Japanese prevent movement inland. November 22-24, 1943. Movie

Tarawa's landscape is made moonlike by shellfire as the Japanese die almost to the last man. November 23, 1943. Movie

Internet Links

Tarawa on the Web

Building the Navy's Bases Online: Tarawa, in the Gilbert Islands

Battle of Tarawa - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Bloody Battle of Tarawa, 1943
An eyewitness account of one of the most brutal battles in US Marine history.

The Invasion of Tarawa

Tarawa - The Aftermath
The battle for Tarawa was a pivotal event in the Pacific Theater at the end of 1943.This is the story of Tarawa and Betio before and after the assault, including life there through the rest of the war years.

Heroes of Tarawa
Stories and details on heroes ofin World War II who were recognized with the Congressional Medal of Honor.

HyperWar: The Battle for Tarawa
The Battle for Tarawa (Marines in World War II Historical Monograph)

HyperWar: Across the Reef: The Marine Assault of Tarawa

WWII veteran of Tarawa invasion targets beach again - Los Angeles Times
The last time Leon Cooper saw the tiny Pacific atoll called Tarawa, its beach was littered with bodies.

The Battle for Tarawa

Photos - Tarawa Atoll

Battle of Makin - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Battle for Makin

HyperWar: American Forces in Action: The Capture of Makin (20 - 24 November 1943)
'The Capture of Makin (20 - 24 November 1943)' (American Forces in Action). A US Army monograph covering the campaign on Makin Atoll (Butaritari Island) in the Gilbert Islands, November 1943 -- a part of Operation GALVANIC.

Operation Galvanic (2): The Battle for Makin, November 1943

The Stamford Historical Society - Pride and Patriotism: Stamford's Role in World War II, Battles: Makin

World War II Marine Raiders Home At Last
Biography of US Marine Corps Raiders

WWII Campaigns: Central Pacific