By Gordon L. Rottman
Following the catch of Tarawa in November 1943 in the course of international conflict II (1939-1945), American eyes grew to become to the Marshall Islands. those have been the subsequent very important stepping-stone around the Pacific in the direction of Japan, and might carry the islands of Guam and Saipan in the achieve people forces. of their first amphibious assault, the recent 4th Marine department landed on Roi and Namur islands on 1 February 1944, whereas US seventh department landed on Kwajalein. on the time this was once the longest shore-to-shore amphibious attack in background. the teachings of the bloody battling on Tarawa have been good realized and the winning assault at the Marshalls set the development for destiny amphibious operations within the Pacific battle.