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by Martin Russ

eBook Line of Departure: Tarawa download ISBN: 0385096690
Author: Martin Russ
Publisher: Doubleday; 1st edition (1975)
Language: English
Pages: 201
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Category: History
Subcategory: Military

Martin Russ, a former Marine who served in Korea, describes the battle of Tarawa in World War II. Many lives were lost, on both sides, in the taking of this relatively small and insignificant island, but lessons were learned that.

Martin Russ, a former Marine who served in Korea, describes the battle of Tarawa in World War II. Many lives were lost, on both sides, in the taking of this relatively small and insignificant island, but lessons were learned that would be valuable to the Marine Corps in the taking of other islands in the Pacific during the remainder of World War I. Even though I read One Square Mile of Hell on 20 July 2007 when I saw this book I decdied to read it. It tells well the story of the brutal battle in November 1943, which lasted only 76 hours but in which 1027 Marines and Navy corpmen died, as did 4,690 Japanese.

Line of Departure book. Tarawa Atoll is a tiny dot in the Gilbert Islands of the South Pacific. In November 1943 over 6,000 men died on its 291-acre plain of confined, exposed, featureless coral sand and airstrip concrete in the most memorable battle in Marine Corps history. After the American invasion of the Solomons, Japan woke up to the vulnerability of the Gilberts. It decided to Tarawa Atoll is a tiny dot in the Gilbert Islands of the South Pacific.

Line of Departure: Tarawa. com User, December 14, 2001. I have purchased this book used three times and made a gift of it to three people. I was introduced to it by a retired Marine who fought at the Chozen Reservoir in Korea and again in Vietnam. I was a Combat Engineer attached to the 1st Inf. Divison. This book brings the reader as close to a combat experience as possible without being there. I recommend this to everyone.

Russ Line of Departure: Tarawa p. 102. ^ Wheeler 1983, p. 180. ^ Alexander, Joseph H. "Tarawa: The Ultimate Opposed Landing" . Russ, Martin (1975) Line of Departure: Tarawa Doubleday. ISBN 978-0-385-09669-0. Smith, General Holland . USMC (Re. "Tarawa: The Ultimate Opposed Landing" Archived 5 August 2016 at the Wayback Machine Marine Corps Gazette (November 1993). The Marines’ 72hour battle for the Pacific atoll.

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Russ, Martin (1975) Line of Departure: Tarawa Doubleday ISBN 978-0-385-09669-0. Alexander, Joseph H. "Tarawa: The Ultimate Opposed Landing" Marine Corps Gazette (November 1993). (1949) Coral and Brass New York, New York: Scribners ISBN 978-0-553-26537-8.

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Hono
Martin Russ, a former Marine who served in Korea, describes the battle of Tarawa in World War II. Many lives were lost, on both sides, in the taking of this relatively small and insignificant island, but lessons were learned that would be valuable to the Marine Corps in the taking of other islands in the Pacific during the remainder of World War II. (The title of the ocean is of course ironic, it was given to it by Magellan after his ships emerged from the stormy waters off Cape Horn into the relatively calm waters of that body of water). The description of the battle is graphic and may be disturbing to some readers, but it isn't blood and gore for the sake of blood and gore, it's an accurate description of a bloody battle for the sake of accuracy in the historical record.
Fenrinos
Even though I read One Square Mile of Hell on 20 July 2007 when I saw this book I decdied to read it. It tells well the story of the brutal battle in November 1943, which lasted only 76 hours but in which 1027 Marines and Navy corpmen died, as did 4,690 Japanese. As a side note, there is an account of the exploits of a Marine corporal, Byron de la Beckwith, who went on to earn infamy on June 13, 1963, when he shot from ambush Medgar Evans. He in 1994 was convicted of the murder and sentenced to life in prison, dying 21Jan 2001. The Mississippi Supreme Court opinion affirming his conviction can be read at 707 So. 2nd 547. I put State v. Byron de la Beckwith into Google and was able to read the entire opinion and the dissent. The author does a workmanlike job in the book telling of the fierce battle which was Tarawa.
Weetont
This is an excellent book that describes the battle for Tarawa, which was the first strongly defended Japanese-held island that the US took from the Japanese. The fighting there dispelled any notion that taking such islands would be quick and easy. In fact, of all the bloody battles of the Pacific, the fighting on Tarawa (actually Betio island of the Tarawa atoll), was yard for yard one of the bloodiest because the island was so small and yet so well defended. The book uses narrative histories from both American and a few Japanese sources, and covers the whole three-day ordeal in gripping detail. It contains 23 photographs and 9 maps, which are rendered with sufficient detail to be of use in augmenting the text. The text highlights all of the fighting, especially the exploits of the four men who received the Medal of Honor (three posthumously) for their actions. The book contains a discussion of the American planning for the battle, as well as a detailed rendering of the fighting. It also details the critical lapses that led to more of a loss of Marine lives than necessary and the degree to which the lessons learned at Tarawa may have saved Marine lives in future campaigns.

I recommend this book for all those interested in military history, the history of WWII and the history of the US Marine Corps.
Painwind
I have purchased this book used three times and made a gift of it to three people. I was introduced to it by a retired Marine who fought at the Chozen Reservoir in Korea and again in Vietnam. I was a Combat Engineer attached to the 1st Inf. Divison. This book brings the reader as close to a combat experience as possible without being there. I recommend this to everyone. Let us not forget our mistakes as well as those who paid the ultimate sacrifice, our real heroes. Reading this book will help us not forget.
Karon
I read this about 18 years ago and still remember being moved by the horror of the battle. This book is a good introduction to anyone wanting to learn more about the war in the Pacific. Many hard lessons were learned in this battle that would save American lives in future battles; the lessons came at a ghastly cost, however.
Kirizan
Pretty good. Maybe a tad shallow, but an easy, enjoyable read. Written by a marine; consequently tends a bit propagandaistic. A considerable part of the book is devoted to individual stories.....great if you like them. In fairness, it well demonstrates the need for a functional amphibious doctrine and the terrible price that had to be paid in order the develop one.