Tarawa, Guadalcanal, and Cape Gloucester appear in non-fiction
These were the sites of previous marine amphibious assaults where, although victorious, the marines suffered enormous casualties and experienced utmost savagery.
Pavuvu appears in non-fiction
This is a small island in the Russell Island chain, northwest of Guadalcanal. It was used by the marines as a training and rehabilitation camp.
Peleliu and Okinawa appear in non-fiction
These two areas are the islands where the marines engage in amphibious assault and combat operations against an entrenched Japanese enemy. Considered by the Japanese as part of Japan proper, one of these held the final major battle of World War II.
Browning Automatic Rifle (BAR), M1 rifle, M1 carbine, .45 cal pistol appear in non-fiction
These were the basic small arms of marine organization throughout the period considered in the text.
60mm Mortar appears in non-fiction
This was a muzzle-loading weapon with a high-angle...
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