A Helluva War: November 1943 - February 1944

Series 1 - Episode 5 A Helluva War: November 1943 - February 1944

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Summary

The tiny Pacific atoll of Tarawa was occupied by the Japanese during World War Two, but was invaded by US Marines in November 1943. The programme recalls how after three days of intense fighting, and at a terrible cost to human life, the island was finally secured by the Americans.
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