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Hell's Islands: The Untold Story of Guadalcanal


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From August 1942 until February 1943, two armies faced each other amid the malarial jungles and blistering heat of Guadalcanal Island. The Imperial Japanese forces needed to protect and maintain the air base that gave them the ability to interdict enemy supply routes. The Allies were desperate to halt the advance of a foe that so far had inflicted crippling losses on the U.S. fleet at Pearl Harbor, then seized the Philippines, Wake Island, the Dutch East Indies, Guam, and other Allied territory. After months of relentless ...

Hell's Islands: The Untold Story of Guadalcanal 2007, Texas A&M University Press

ISBN-13: 9781585446162