• "Appreciate the sweep of events and the timescale involved"

    "To appreciate the sweep of events and the timescale involved, the reader is recommended to view the history of the battle as laid out over at Historyanimated"
    US Naval Institute
  • "Bird's Eye View"

    "The site provides a bird's eye view of Japanese and American military units as they hopscotch around the great chessboard of the Pacific."
    WWII Magazine
  • "Read Several Books and never get the same comprehension"

    "You could read several books and never get the same comprehension of the overall battles as with these animations."
    Armchair General Magazine
  • "One of my favorite US History resources"

    "One of my favorite US History resources.....my students absolutely loved the animations complete with their sound effects and marching visuals."
    Free Technology for Teachers

Kwajalein and Eniwetok

Kwajalein and Eniwetok, February, 1944

The Marshall Islands

The goal of the American island-hopping strategy is to reach the Marianas Islands of Saipan, Tinian, and Guam. Once the Marianas have been taken, a strategic bombing campaign can be launched against the Japanese homeland. First the US seizes the Gilbert Islands including Tarawa and Makin Atolls (see the Tarawa and Makin animations). Next, they focus on the Marshall Islands including Kwajalein and Eniwetok Atolls. On these islands the US marines and army face tough resistance as Japanese defenders continue to fight to the death. See the Flash animation for more.

The Battle Animation

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