Master Box 1:35 - Hand-to-hand combat, Tarawa, November 1943

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Master Box 1:35 Hand-to-hand combat, Tarawa, November 1943 (Bloody Atoll Series, Kit No 3) - Plastic Figure Model Kit #3544

The Battle of Tarawa began at the Tarawa Atoll in the Gilbert Islands on November 20th, 1943 and lasted three days. It was the first US assault in the Pacific during WWII. It was also the first time in the Asia-Pacific War when American troops faced rigorous Japanese resistance. This time Japanese soldiers were well-prepared and fought to the last drop of blood. Over 6,000 Japanese, Koreans, and Americans died on the battlefield at the Atoll.

The kit depicts a hand-to-hand fight between American and Japanese soldiers. Includes parts for the assembly of five figures. Glue and paint are not included.





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