The Gilbert and Ellice Islands – Pacific War

The Gilbert and Ellice Islands – Pacific War

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The Gilbert and Ellice Islands – Pacific War - Images of War - including the Battle of Tarawa

Images of War

By Jim Moran

Another book from the excellent Images of War series of books from Pen & Sword, this time covering the attacks by the US on the Gilbert and Ellice Islands with a very full description of the attack on Tarawa Island.

Again, although called Images of War and certainly the main part of the book is photographic, the author brings a very good narrative of the events as they happen. This starts with an explanation of the location and strategic value of the islands...
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Some excellent photography from that campaign.

They compare extremely favourably with the crap pictures from the Gilbert & George.
 
Auld-Yin submitted a new resource:

The Gilbert and Ellice Islands – Pacific War - Images of War - including the Battle of Tarawa



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I actually lived there continuously aged 11-13, after which having to be sent back to school in UK until 17 (when I joined up) returned twice a year for school holidays.

Nothing to contribute to the book review, but if any Arrser is interested in anything about the absolute end of the British Empire, I lived a bit of it.
 

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I actually lived there continuously aged 11-13, after which having to be sent back to school in UK until 17 (when I joined up) returned twice a year for school holidays.

Nothing to contribute to the book review, but if any Arrser is interested in anything about the absolute end of the British Empire, I lived a bit of it.
I would be fascinated to hear about it. What island were you on? Many other Brit families?
 
I would be fascinated to hear about it. What island were you on? Many other Brit families?
Betio ( pronounced Bay She Oh) which is the island 99% of the battle of Tarawa took place on.
A very few Brit, NZ, Oz and one Rhodie helped the administrative run-down from Colonial rule to self- governing independence.
However, the preparation had been going on for a couple of decades.
 

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