Windows 7 » Разное » Assault on Tarawa November 20-23, 1943

Assault on Tarawa November 20-23, 1943

Автор: Bo0mB0om » 16 августа 2016
Assault on Tarawa November 20-23, 1943

Assault on Tarawa: November 20-23, 1943 by Eric Hammel
English | Mar 11, 2016 | ASIN: B01CVUFDBW | 23 Pages | AZW3/MOBI/EPUB/PDF (conv) | 1.35 MB
On the morning of Saturday, November 20, 1943, the U.S. 2d Marine Division undertook the first modern amphibious assault against a well-defended beachhead.


The objective was tiny Betio Island in Tarawa Atoll. The result was an immortal story of tragedy and near defeat turned around into an epic of victory and indomitable human spirit.

Although the admirals commanding the Tarawa invasion fleet had assured the Marines that Betio would be pounded to coral dust by a massive naval and air bombardment, the first waves of Marines found the Japanese defenses intact and manned by determined foes. Within minutes of the start of the head-on assault, the American battle plan was a shambles and scores of Marines had been killed or wounded. The assault virtually stopped at the water's edge, its momentum halted before many Marines ever dismounted from the amphibian tractors that had carried them to the deadly, fire-swept beach. Follow-up waves of Marines suffered grievous casualties when they were forced to wade more than 500 yards through fire-swept, knee-deep water because tidal conditions had been miscalculated by the invasion's planners.

In 5,500 words, military historian Eric Hammel follows the bloody battle for Betio in graphic detail as heroic American fighting men advance every life-threatening step across the tiny island in the face of what many historians agree was the best and most concentrated defenses manned by the bravest and most competent Japanese defenders American troops encountered in the entire Pacific War.


Assault on Tarawa: November 20-23, 1943Assault on Tarawa: November 20-23, 1943
Assault on Tarawa: November 20-23, 1943Assault on Tarawa: November 20-23, 1943

DOWNLOAD
(Buy premium account for maximum speed and resuming ability)





Перед тем как скачать Assault on Tarawa November 20-23, 1943 бесплатно, без смс, регистрации, на халяву, через торрент, рекомендуем прочитать отзывыо Assault on Tarawa November 20-23, 1943.

Другие новости по теме: