Battle of Wake


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Noun1.Battle of Wake - in December 1941 the island was captured by the Japanese after a gallant last-ditch stand by a few hundred United States marines
Second World War, World War 2, World War II - a war between the Allies (Australia, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Czechoslovakia, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Ethiopia, France, Greece, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, India, Iran, Iraq, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Panama, Philippines, Poland, South Africa, United Kingdom, United States, USSR, Yugoslavia) and the Axis (Albania, Bulgaria, Finland, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Japan, Rumania, Slovakia, Thailand) from 1939 to 1945
Wake Island, Wake - an island in the western Pacific between Guam and Hawaii
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Each has been inspired by real life campaigns such as Pearl Harbour and the battle of Wake Island.
Hell Wouldn't Stop: An Oral History of the Battle of Wake Island.