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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

Radar and Aces

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Today on the blog, Mark Lardas returns, with an anecdote about a Marine Corps fighter ace who helped piece together the story of Rabaul...Continue Reading

Pearl Harbor - The Day of Infamy

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Today marks the 74th anniversary of the Pearl Harbor attacks, a day that Franklin D. Roosevelt declared would 'live in infamy'. The Japanese hoped that their attack would cripple the US Navy, but crucially the American aircraft carriers they hoped to destroy were not present... Continue Reading

Victory in Japan - 15 August, 1945.

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On the afternoon of 15 August, 1945 Emperor Hirohito made a radio announcement to the Japanese people. He had agreed to the terms of the Potsdam Declaration, signalling Japan's surrender and the end of World War II...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
Situated between the islands of Sumatra and Java, the Sunda Strait was the location for a number of naval engagements that took place in late February and early March 1942, as part of the larger Battle of the Java Sea (also known as the Java Sea Campaign)...Continue Reading

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