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The Battle of Tarawa was fought on a Pacific Atoll for three days in November 1943

When it comes to books about pivotal battles and campaigns of World War Two it seems that here in the UK, the majority of books relate to events conducted in Europe and North Africa.

Something of an exception is books about the campaigning in Burma because of the participation of British and Empire forces. When it comes to many of the other battles in the Pacific theatre of operations, generally speaking, readers have to look towards American authors because the fighting was exclusively between US and Japanese and Korean forces.

Fought in November 1943, the pivotal Battle of Tarawa is a good example of this. Part of Operation Galvanic, it was the first American offensive in the critical central Pacific region and took place at the Tarawa Atoll in the Gilbert Islands of the Pacific.

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