Review: D-Day at Tarawa

The Battle of Tarawa was fought in late November, 1943. The U.S. Marines stormed ashore, facing for the first time a determined Japanese defense on the beaches. Guadalcanal, fought a year earlier, had been a nightmare, but getting shore there had been a cakewalk. ┬áIn the first 76 hours of the battle, U.S. casualties surpassed…