November 20, 1943: Marines take cover among the dead and wounded on Red Beach 3, Tarawa, during day one of the four day battle for the 2 mile long, 800 yard wide atoll. U.S. causalities against a Japanese force that fought to nearly the last man: 3,797 (1,696 dead, 2,101 wounded). A film from the battle was considered so controversial that its release had to be approved by President Roosevelt. Photo credit: US Navy/Wikipedia.
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