Guadalcanal

The American Campaign against Japan in WWII

Jon Diamond

On August 7, 1942, U.S. Marines landed on Guadalcanal, launching the first major Allied offensive against Japan. In one of the best-known campaigns of WWII, U.S. forces endured a bitter six-month fight for the island. In this visual history hundreds of photos depict the struggle. Text and captions expertly set the scene and describe the photos.
Publication date:
March 2016
Publisher :
Stackpole Books
Language:
English
Series :
Stackpole Military Photo Series
Illustration :
376 b/w photos; 8-pg. colour insert; 4 maps
Format Available     Quantity Price
Paperback
ISBN : 9780811716260

Dimensions : 279 X 215 mm
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This book is available
£17.99

Overview
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• Hundreds of photos depict soldiers and commanders, vehicles, weapons and equipment, terrain, living conditions, medical care, and much more
• Text narrates the campaign and captions expertly describe the photos
• Ideal reference for military history fans, scholars, modelers, and reenactors

On August 7, 1942, U.S. Marines landed on the island of Guadalcanal, northeast of Australia, launching the first major Allied offensive against Japan. In one of the best-known campaigns of World War II's Pacific Theater, the Marines and then the U.S. Army endured a bitter six-month struggle for the island.

REVIEWS

As part of their Photo book series, the bulk of the book is filled with excellent archive photos, and these are all provided with helpful captions to provide additional information to what is in the main text.
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