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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP19 Apr 2017 10:23 p.m. PST


"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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Defender1 Inactive Member20 Apr 2017 7:44 a.m. PST

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

Marc the plastics fan20 Apr 2017 8:57 a.m. PST


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

Amazing display.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP20 Apr 2017 11:47 a.m. PST

Happy you like it boys!. (smile)


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