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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP In the TMP Dawghouse19 Apr 2017 10:23 p.m. PST

Great!

"The Battle of Peleliu began on 16 September 1944 and lasted until 27 November of that same year. United States Marines of the First Marine Division landed on the island, which was defended by troops from the Empire of Japan. The Marines were reinforced during the battle by soldiers of the U.S. Army's 81st Infantry Division.


The objective was to secure an airstrip on this small coral island which would be used in the invasion of the Philipines. As it turned out, the airfield captured on Peleliu never played an important role in subsequent operations.

USMC commander of 1st Marine Division Major General William Rupertus predicted that the island would be taken and secured within four days. Unfortunately, because of Japan's well-crafted fortifications and stiff resistance, the battle lasted well over two months…"
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Armand

Defender1 Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member20 Apr 2017 7:44 a.m. PST

That is just insane. I truly marvel at these Lego dioramas.

Marc the plastics fan Inactive Member20 Apr 2017 8:57 a.m. PST

+1

Fred Cartwright20 Apr 2017 9:15 a.m. PST

Amazing display.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP In the TMP Dawghouse20 Apr 2017 11:47 a.m. PST

Happy you like it boys!. (smile)


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Armand

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