From: Southern California
Then there is this. A detachment of 86th Naval Guard, on garrison duty in the Marshalls, has been assigned to find female companionship for the unit as Tokyo is short of Korean Comfort Women and the free market charges too much. Radio intel suggest a detachments of WREN's on Nauru.
*****************Nauru Island, 08:20, Jan 31, 1943(c)*****************
25 Japanese Naval Guard troops surround a bunker carved from bird guano and covered with palm trunks. There are firing holes at intervals around the bunker and an artillery obervors periscope protruding from the roof.
Lt. Watanabe: Give up GI! Where WREN's?
Maj. Reginal Tomkins, CO, and last surviving member of Wren Engineering Detachment: My good man, we have no WREN's. This is the Wren Force Engineering Detachment and I am no GI, I am Major Reginald Tomkins of His Majesty's Armed Forces.
Lt. Watanabe: Give up or we kirr you.
Maj. Reginal Tomkins, CO, and last surviving member of Wren Engineering Detachment: I shan't
Lt. Watanabe: Whata "shan't" mean?
Maj. Reginal Tomkins, CO, and last surviving member of Wren Engineering Detachment: It's a contraction for "shall not". First person singular, future tense, but don't quote me on that.
Lt. Watanabe: Whata "shall not" mean?
Maj. Reginal Tomkins, CO, and last surviving member of Wren Engineering Detachment: Look, you annoying little man, did you come her to fight or for English lessons? I've been waiting for you baaahstards for 14 months. Are you coming or not?
Lt. Watanabe: "Engrish ressons"? <grows visibly agitated> Son of bitch! BANZAI!!!!!
The cry is answerd by the Naval Guardsmen. There is a tremendous volume of gunfire lasting 30 minutes. When the guano dust settles, one can just pick out the spotter periscope searching..moving.
Ground combat at Nauru Island (127,128)
Japanese Shock attack
Attacking force 25 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1
Defending force 0 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1
Japanese adjusted assault: 0
Allied adjusted defense: 5
Japanese assault odds: 1 to 99 (fort level 2)
Defender: forts(+), leaders(+)
Attacker: shock(+), leaders(-), supply(-)
86th Nav Gd /6