Against the Odds: The Heroes of Tarawa DVD

Discovery Education

SKU: DC024929
Format: DVD
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Runtime: 43
Copyright: 2014

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Profiles the first daring test led by the United States Marines in the campaign to take power over the central Pacific during World War II. The program shares information about why Tarawa was the first island targeted by the United States, assesses the difficulties encountered by U.S. Marines upon arrival at the island, and reveals the success behind the battle tactics used to defeat the Japanese. NOTE: This program depicts scenes of warfare and acts of violence and may be inappropriate for some viewers. Please preview before sharing in a classroom environment.