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Guadalcanal 1942–43

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On the blog today, Mark Stille, looks at some of the myths that occurred during the campaign for Guadalcanal, the subject of his latest book, 'Guadalcanal 1942–43'.Continue Reading
On 7 February 1943 Operation Ke saw the last remaining Japanese forces evacuated from Guadalcanal...Continue Reading

Sunday Photo - The Battle of Cape Esperance

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On the night of 11 October 1942 the Japanese had planned an operation to bombard Henderson Field, an important Allied airfield on Guadalcanal...Continue Reading

Sunday Photo - The Battle of the Bloody Ridge

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The Battle of the Bloody Ridge was fought from 12-14 September, 1942. It saw the Allies, mainly consisting of men from the United States Marine Corps, successfully beat back the attacking Japanese. Behind them was Henderson Field, an important airfield that the Allies had captured earlier in the Guadalcanal campaign...Continue Reading

Sunday Photo - The Battle of Savo Island

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The Battle of Savo Island took place on August 8-9, 1942. In response to the US landings at Guadalcanal the Imperial Japanese Navy mobilized a task force of seven cruisers and one destroyer with the aim of disrupting further Allied landings...Continue Reading
Today marks the anniversary of the 1942 landings at Guadalcanal. Here is a look inside Campaign 284 - Guadalcanal 1942-43, one of our releases this month that looks at this major campaign of the Second World War...Continue Reading
On 29th-30th January 1943, the battle of Rennell Island took place between the United States Navy and the Imperial Japanese Navy during the Guadalcanal campaign of World War II. Fought in the South Pacific, off the coast of Rennell Island in the Solomon Islands, the battle resulted in a Japanese victory with the US Navy forced to withdraw.Continue Reading

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