US Marine vs Japanese Infantryman

US Marine vs Japanese Infantryman

Guadalcanal 1942–43

Combat 8
  • Author: Gordon L. Rottman
  • Illustrator: Johnny Shumate
  • Short code: CBT 8
  • Publication Date: 20 Sep 2014
  • Number of Pages: 80
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The brutal fighting between US Marines and Japanese infantry on the island of Guadalcanal in many ways came to typify the island-hopping war in the Pacific. This book not only explores the differing tactics and equipment used by the two combatants but also shows how the challenges of fighting in inhospitable tropical jungles impacted on soldiers on the ground, as combatants had to deal not only with their determined opponents but also the twin issues of disease and stretched supply lines. Written by a former special forces veteran with extensive knowledge of jungle warfare, this fully illustrated book lifts the veil on one of the most pivotal and ferocious close combat duels of World War II.

Biographical Note

Gordon L. Rottman entered the US Army in 1967, volunteered for Special Forces and completed training as a weapons specialist. He served in the 5th Special Forces Group in Vietnam in 1969-70 and subsequently in airborne infantry, long-range patrol and intelligence assignments until retiring after 26 years. He was a Special Operations Forces scenario writer at the Joint Readiness Training Center for 12 years and is now a freelance writer, living in Texas.Johnny Shumate works as a freelance illustrator living in Nashville, Tennessee. Most of his work is rendered in Adobe Photoshop using a Cintiq monitor. His greatest influences are Angus McBride, Don Troiani, and Edouard Detaille.

Contents

Introduction
The opposing sides
The Battle of the Tenaru: August 19-21, 1942
The Henderson Field Attack: September 12-14, 1942
The Matanikau Counteroffensive: October 23-26, 1942
Analysis
Aftermath
Orders of battle
Bibliography
Index

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