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Across the reef

At dawn on 20 November 1943, U.S. marines launched an assault on Tarawa, a Japanese-held atoll in the British Protectorate of the Gilbert and Ellice Islands. The water in the lagoon was only 3 feet deep that morning, less than the 4–5 feet required by a fully loaded personnel carrier to navigate the waters. As a result, marines saddled with equipment were forced to wade almost a mile across the lagoon under heavy Japanese fire.

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5 responses to Across the reef

  1. Another fine looking depiction, Tom….looks like you got this diorama thing down pat. πŸ™‚

  2. Yes I can do dioramas but I can’t do aircraft as you know


  3. Tom, what Craig said, your dioramas are very well done, and tell a story. I’ve read about the Pacific landings over the years, and this is how I pictured them.Well done, Marine.

  4. Great work! I enjoy your action-packed dios!

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