Images from an Unlikely War

A report from the battle

As the U.S. and allied Caribbean forces were coordinating their assault on Grenada, TIME was engineering a landing of its own. After a five-hour voyage in an open boat, Caribbean Correspondent Bernard Diederich headed ashore on D-day to find the capital city of St. George's still in the hands of Grenada's People's Revolutionary Army. The Marines would not take charge of the town for another two days. Diederich's account of the invasion:

Those last minutes in the solid wood boat approaching the port capital of St. George's were the...

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