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Utmost Savagery

The Three Days of Tarawa

By Colonel Joseph H. Alexander, United States Marine Corps (Ret.) & Findaway World, LLC
Narrated by Tom Weiner / 8 hours 42 minutes

On November 20, 1943, in the first trial by fire of America's fledgling amphibious assault doctrine, five thousand men stormed the beaches of Tarawa, a seemingly invincible Japanese island fortress barely the size of the three-hundred-acre Pentagon parking lots. Before the first day ended, one-third of the marines who had crossed Tarawa's deadly reef under murderous fire were killed, wounded, or missing. In three days of fighting, four Americans would win the Medal of Honor and six thousand combatants would die. Now, Colonel Joseph Alexander, a combat marine himself, presents the full story of Tarawa in all its horror and glory: the extreme risks, the horrific combat, and the heroic breakthroughs. Based on exhaustive research, never-before-published accounts from marine survivors, and new evidence from Japanese sources, Colonel Alexander captures the grit, guts, and relentless courage of United States Marines overcoming outrageous odds to deliver victory for their country.

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Author &
Narrator Tom Weiner
ISBN 9781481571456
Length 8 hours 42 minutes
Language English
Publisher Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Publication Date
Abridged No
 

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