Animated map of Betio depicts position of Japanese coastal defenses during World War II.
United States USA Date:1944 Duration:3 min 53 sec Sound:Yes
A training film about the Allied invasion of Tarawa during World War II. Photographs of Tarawa taken by reconnaissance aircraft before the Battle of Tarawa. Animated map of Betio island. Depiction of position of 8 inch and 140 mm guns. A map depicts the position of Japanese tank traps. Position of barbed wire fences around the island. Position of coconut barriers.
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