INDEX TO PHOTOS OF WW II TARAWA ATOLL BATTLEFIELDS | PHOTOGRAPHS OF THE PACIFIC BATTLEFIELDS OF WWII AND ONLINE WORLD WAR II RESOURCES

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Tarawa

There is nothing so subject
to the inconstancy of fortune
as war.

Miguel De Cervantes

ABOUT WARFARE ON TARAWA IN WWII:

"The first amphibious battle, perhaps the worst battle, was around Tarawa in November, 1943. The marines ignored the advice of native Chamorros and attacked the main island of Tarawa Atoll -- a coral hummock called Betio -- at low tide. The shock troops had to wade, swim, stumble, and bleed 700 yards to the beach under withering fire..." READ MORE

WWII Tarawa photo, American Landing Craft WWII Tarawa photo, Japanese TankWWII Tarawa photo, American Debris






Japanese TankAmerican Debris

WWII Tarawa photo, Japanese Firing PoisitionWWII Tarawa photo, Japanese Coastal Guns






American Landing CraftJapanese Firing PoisitionJapanese Coastal Guns








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