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Tarawa: A Legend is Born (Ballantine's Illustrated History of World War II: Battle book No. 8)

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Except to the planners in Washington and Tokyo, this small atoll and its main island Betio were virtually unknown. Then in 'seventy-six stark and bitter hours' the island was taken, and in the battle the heroism of both attackers and defenders was worthy to stand beside the most renowned in the history of warfare.

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Paperback, 160 pages
Published May 1st 1969 by Ballantine Books
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Another great Ballatine Book covering World War Two. The brilliance of these books is how much information is packed into them and placing the reader in the battle.

Henry L. Shaw Junior does an excellent job in describing how the battle was planned, fought then explained to the American public.

An excellent starter book for those who’ve never read about the battle.

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