National Geographic : 1945 Feb
l iialonai ueograpnic nocieLy nouiacnrome uyV.1tonert Moore Escaping the Ravages of Tarawa, Abemama Has Palms to Shade Tents and Quonset HutsofIsland Command Headquarters Only a few Japanese were located on this atoll, 20-odd miles north of the Equator. "It is the nearest thing to a South SeaIsland pictured inTHE GEOGRAPHIC that we've seen," say men there. Beyond, a white curling band of surf crashes on the reef. Robert Louis Stevenson once trod paths where jeeps race.