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The campaign for Guadalcanal : a battle that made history

Author: Jack Coggins
Publisher: Garden City, N.Y. : Doubleday and Co., 1972.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : [1st ed.]View all editions and formats
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An in-depth discussion of one of the most decisive battles of World War II. Covers the personalities involved, the strategy and tactics of the battle and its aftermath, and includes maps and detailed drawings of equipment and weapons.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jack Coggins
ISBN: 0385043546 9780385043540
OCLC Number: 483439
Description: 208 pages : illustrations ; 29 cm
Contents: 1. Prelude to act one: Japan sweeps the Far East ; Eight months of war ; Guadalcanal --
2. "The Marines have landed and the situation ... ": The amphibious assault on Tulagi and Guadalcanal ; The coastwatchers --
3. The Emperor's admirals strike back: The Battle of Savo Island --
4. "... a boy to do a man's job": Colonel Ichiki and the Battle of the Tenaru River --
5. Duel of the flattops: The Battle of the Eastern Solomons --
6. "Maline, you die!": The Battle of Bloody Ridge --
7. Alarms and excursions: Fighting along the Matanikau, and Wasp goes to the Bottom --
8. "Bakayaro!": The Battle of Cape Esperance --
9. The Sendai Division is expendable: The second major Japanese assault --
10. Too many meat balls: The Battle of Santa Cruz --
9. "A left! A right! Then another left!": Actions at Point Cruz and Koli Point --
12. "Get the big ones first": The first Battle of Guadalcanal --
13. Tanaka the tenacious: The second battle of Guadalcanal; and a convoy goes down --
14. Mayhem at midnight: The Battle of Tasafaronga --
15. "Take the high ground!": The assault on Mount Austen --
16. "One more river to cross": The advance to Cape Esperance and the evacuation --
Appendix --
Chronology: Pearl Harbor to Guadalcanal ; The Guadalcanal campaign --
Bibliography --
Index.
Responsibility: written and illustrated by Jack Coggins.

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An in-depth discussion of one of the most decisive battles of World War II. Covers the personalities involved, the strategy and tactics of the battle and its aftermath, and includes maps and detailed drawings of equipment and weapons.

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