Return to Tarawa : the Leon Cooper story

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  • Creator a Vanilla Fire production ; executive producer, Leon Cooper ; director, Steven C. Barber ; producers, Steven C. Barber, Matthew Hausle, Jay Miracle ; writer, Jay Miracle
  • Format Videos, Slides, Films
  • Contributors
  • Publication Standard format (1.33:1). New York, NY : IndiePix, [2009] ©2009
  • Physical Details
    • 1 videodisc (47 min.) : sound, color with black and white sequences ; 4 3/4 in
  • OCLC ocn440761375
  • Credits
    • With Leon Cooper ; narrator, Ed Harris
    • Videography, Matthew Hausle, Steven C. Barber ; editor, Jay Miracle ; music by Peter Jones Ross, Tarawa Youth Choir


  • Former U.S. naval officer Leon Cooper returns to Tarawa, site of one of the bloodiest battles of World War II, for the first time since 1943. He discovers that "Red Beach" has since become a garbage dump, despite the presence of live ammunition and the remains of hundreds of American soldiers. Cooper mounts a campaign to clean up the area and have it preserved as a memorial to the 2nd Division U.S. Marines.


  • Originally produced as a motion picture in 2008.
  • DVD-R; Dolby digital 2.0 stereo.
  • In English.
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