Japanese prisoners of war at Tarawa

Japanese prisoners of war at Tarawa

The Bloody Battle of Tarawa, 1943. Marines hunker down at seawall.

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The Bloody Battle of Tarawa, Marines hunker down at seawall.

Eddie Albert (Green Acres) was awarded a Bronze Star for his heroic action as a U.S. Naval officer aiding Marines at the horrific battle on the island of Tarawa in the Pacific November, 1943.

Eddie Albert (Green Acres) was awarded a Bronze Star for his heroic action as a U. Naval officer aiding Marines at the horrific battle on the island of Tarawa in the Pacific November,

Cpl Robert E Voorhees standing while carrying supplies during the Battle of Tarawa at Red Beach, Bieto, Tarawa. A number of other US troops lay on the beach as others sit and chat. The images were published today to mark the anniversary of the America's drive across the region

Newly released WWII images show battle of Tarawa

Cpl Robert E Voorhees standing while carrying supplies during the Battle of Tarawa at Red Beach, Bieto, Tarawa. A number of other US troops lay on the beach as others sit and chat. The images were published today to mark the anniversary of the America's drive across the region

Battle of Tarawa - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

US Marines aboard a US Coast Guard-manned transport while they traveled for Tarawa, Gilbert Islands, Nov 1943

CAC commemorates 74th anniversary of the Battle of Tarawa

CAC commemorates 74th anniversary of the Battle of Tarawa

Marines alongside an LVT-1 Alligator on Tarawa. The island was one of the less heavily defended islands but was part of a tactical ploy by Japan so they could station more men at other islands in the area

Newly released WWII images show battle of Tarawa

Marines alongside an LVT-1 Alligator on Tarawa. The island was one of the less heavily defended islands but was part of a tactical ploy by Japan so they could station more men at other islands in the area

A group of fighters, led by a Marine with a wounded hand, charging from the shore around opened barbed-wire entanglement to battle firmly entrenched Japanese in pillboxes on Tarawa. The photos were restored by colouriser Royston Leonard, from Cardiff

Newly released WWII images show battle of Tarawa

A group of fighters, led by a Marine with a wounded hand, charging from the shore around opened barbed-wire entanglement to battle firmly entrenched Japanese in pillboxes on Tarawa. The photos were restored by colouriser Royston Leonard, from Cardiff

Tarawa - World War II

Tarawa - World War II

These previously unseen colourised photos show the lengths US soldiers went to during America's attempts to capture several Pacific Islands from the Japanese during the Second World War.

Newly released WWII images show battle of Tarawa

These previously unseen colourised photos show the lengths US soldiers went to during America's attempts to capture several Pacific Islands from the Japanese during the Second World War.

The Bloody Battle of Tarawa, 1943..... most people have not heard of the battle there....

The Bloody Battle of Tarawa, 1943

Cemetery at Tarawa - Battle of Tarawa - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Cemetery at Tarawa - Battle of Tarawa - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Tarawa beach HD-SN-99-03001 - Battle of Tarawa - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Tarawa beach - Battle of Tarawa - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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74 years ago, US Marines waded into 'the toughest battle in Marine Corps history' — here are 25 photos of the brutal fight for Tarawa

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Tarawa, South Pacific, 1943 by Sergeant Tom Lovell - Battle of Tarawa - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Tarawa, South Pacific, 1943 by Sergeant Tom Lovell - Battle of Tarawa - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

US Marine Combat Photographer S/Sgt. Norman Hatch with the 2nd US Marine Division, gives a drink of water to a stray kitten found hiding beneath a knocked out Japanese Type 95 Ha-Go light tank, at Tarawa Atoll in the Pacific. November 24 1943. The tank is missing it's turret which housed the 37mm Type 98 Anti -tank gun. On the eve of the Battle of Tarawa, Norman was in a small boat, bobbing in the waves toward the tiny Pacific Ocean atoll, together with Marines of the 2nd Marine Division…

The fascinating images show men being stretchered away to hospital, captured Japanese prisoners of war crammed onto a boat and men fighting at Okinawa.

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