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Guadalcanal 1942 : the Marines strike back

Author: Joseph N Mueller
Publisher: London : Osprey, 1992.
Series: Osprey military campaign series, 18.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A detailed account of the Americans' first ground offensive against the Japanese in World War II, which occurred in August 1942 on the island of Guadalcanal.
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Genre/Form: Bildband
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joseph N Mueller
ISBN: 1855322536 9781855322530
OCLC Number: 28111740
Description: 95 pages : illustrations (some color), color maps, portraits ; 25 cm.
Contents: The origins of the campaign --
The opposing plans: The Japanese plan ; The American plan --
The opposing commanders: The Japanese commanders ; The American commanders --
The opposing forces: The Japanese forces ; The American forces --
The landings: Tulagi ; Gavutu and Tanambogo ; Guadalcanal --
August: The Battle of Savo Island ; The first week ; The Goettge patrol ; The brush patrol ; The First Battle of the Matanikau ; The Battle of the Tenaru ; The Battle of the Eastern Solomons ; The Second Battle of the Matanikau --
September: The Tasimboko Raid ; The Battle of 'Bloody Ridge' ; September Matanikau action --
October: October Matanikau action ; The Japanese counter-offensive ; The Battle of Cape Esperance ; The Battle of Henderson Field ; The Battle of Santa Cruz --
November: The naval battle for Guadalcanal ; November Matanikau action ; Action at Koli Point ; The Aola Operation ; The second naval battle for Guadalcanal ; The Battle of Tassafaronga --
The Army takes over: The January offensive ; Reduction of the Gifu --
The final phase: The final push --
Epilogue --
The battlefield today --
Chronology --
A guide to further reading --
Index.
Series Title: Osprey military campaign series, 18.
Responsibility: Joseph N. Mueller.

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Guadalcanal marked the start of America's campaign against the Japanese in World War II. In August 1942, 19,000 US Marines were involved in Operation Watchtower, the taking of the new airfield on  Read more...

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