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Interesting Tarawa video

Discussion in 'War in the Pacific' started by USMCPrice, Mar 21, 2018.

  1. USMCPrice

    USMCPrice Idiot at Large

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    The older son sent me this link earlier today. I'd seen a good bit of the footage before, but a good deal of new, bayonets eye view. Well worth a watch, narrated by Norman Hatch the combat cameraman that took it.

     
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    LRusso216 Graybeard Staff Member

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    Great footage, Bob. I never served, but the bravery of these men is undeniable. I haven't seen much in the way of film so this was a real eye-opener. Most of my knowledge comes from reading, but it can't convey what film does. I have read numerous accounts of the invasion of Tarawa, including Tarawa Beachhead, but this puts a whole new spin on it. Thanks for posting it.
     
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    The Cameraman Mr. Hatch was lucky to come away unscathed, the first wave at Tarawa did not have a good time........
     

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