|"Marines Fall Forward" by Kerr Eby|
|"Landing on Tarawa" by Richard Gibney|
|"Tarawa-Betio" by Harry Jackson|
Great examples of Marine heroism came out of the three day battle, where Marines went forward against terrible opposition-- and the Marine Corps itself gained not only glory, but also hard-gained experience which would prove invaluable in the years ahead.
|"Long Thoughts" by Kerr Eby|
Some great combat art also came out of the battle, as several artists, like Richard Gibney, Harry Jackson, and Kerr Eby, were witnesses to the battle. These men went through the hell of Tarawa, and created powerful images based on their experiences. They're worth a second (and third and fourth...) look.