Benny, Robert: Up From the Sea in Subs

$375.00

Size: 13×18

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Description

Robert Benny: Up from the Sea in Subs 1944. Subtitle reads “ELCO Subs…Marine Assault on Makin Island.”Paddling rubber rafts, Marine Raiders, the corps’ most elite troops, reconnoiter Makin Atoll prior to taking it by storm on November 20, 1943. Although Makin was defended by 800 troops of the Imperial Japanese Army, U.S. Marines and Army lost just 66 men in the assualt. Makin was a steeping stone necessary for taking nearby Tarawa which was a very bloody affair indeed. Any poster about the Marine Raiders is rare and sought after. 13×18 mint, linen backed.