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A JOHN GRESHAM MILITARY LIBRARY SELECTION A MASTERLY ACCOUNT OF AMERICA'S FIRST OFFENSIVE IN THE PACIFIC DURING WORLD WAR II When the Marines' campaign to wrest the remote Southwest Pacific island of Guadalcanal from the Japanese began in August 1942, few knew how to conduct it--and no one expected it to last six months. Hammel collects the stories of more than 100 participants on both sides to brilliantly tell one of the most bitter campaigns of World War II in the Pacific.
Publisher: New York : Crown Publishers, c1987.
ISBN: 9780517564172
Branch Call Number: 940.54 HAM
Characteristics: xxxi, 478 p., [16] p. of plates : ill., maps ; 23 cm.


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Mar 17, 2013

Eric Hammel writes a fantastic account of the first land battle of the USA's drive back in the Solomon Islands to take and keep Henderson field from the Japanese. A brutal battle that the Marines fought without enough supplies for the first few months due to the Navy leaving them to save their own ships.


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