TARAWA: A Battle Report by Irving Werstein

TARAWA: A Battle Report

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Once again the curtain has been raised on the Eastern theater as part of this author's Continuing project to recreate the battles of World War II (Wake, Guadalcanal, and others). He has used the same methods in this book, outlining the economic and strategic importance of the Gilbert Islands and the situation of the Japanese who occupied them until November 1943 when the Marines freed Tarawa in a confrontation heavy with casualties. The distinctive feature of these books is the author's painstaking consultation of letters, Journals, combat reports and other sources to uncover the human asepcts above and beyond the flow of blood.

Pub Date: April 15th, 1965
Publisher: Crowell