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Guadalcanal: The Island of Death
America was still reeling from the attack on Pearl Harbor and the victories of the Japanese throughout the Far East. Then the battles of the Coral Sea and the Battle for Midway. In August 1942, American forces launched their first land attack against the Japanese on the tiny island Guadalcanal. It was the opening of a bloody six-month campaign to control the Pacific. From this story of mistakes & heroism would rise the genesis of strategy for the rest of the war.
GENRE(S): Military Wars, History
RUNTIME: (3 x 1 hr)
YEAR: 1999
Guadalcanal: The Island of Death

In the summer of 1942, American was still reeling from the attack on Pearl Harbor and the humiliating victories of the Japanese throughout the Far East.  Then came the battle of the Coral Sea and the pivotal battle for Midway.  Japan had been effectively countered and it was time to haunch an attack.  The first landing of American forces on a Japanese-held island would occur on Guadalcanal, August 7, 1942.  It was the opening of a six month campaign to  wrest control of the lower Solomon Islands from the Japanese  Empire.  From this story of mistakes and heroism would rise the genesis of American strategy  for the rest of the war in the Pacific.

Guadalcanal: The Island of Death
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America was still reeling from the attack on Pearl Harbor and the victories of the Japanese throughout the Far East. Then the battles of the Coral Sea and the Battle for Midway. In August 1942, American forces launched their first land attack against the Japanese on the tiny island Guadalcanal. It was the opening of a bloody six-month campaign to control the Pacific. From this story of mistakes & heroism would rise the genesis of strategy for the rest of the war.

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America was still reeling from the attack on Pearl Harbor and the victories of the Japanese throughout the Far East. Then the battles of the Coral Sea and the Battle for Midway. In August 1942, American forces launched their first land attack against the Japanese on the tiny island Guadalcanal. It was the opening of a bloody six-month campaign to control the Pacific. From this story of mistakes & heroism would rise the genesis of strategy for the rest of the war.

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America was still reeling from the attack on Pearl Harbor and the victories of the Japanese throughout the Far East. Then the battles of the Coral Sea and the Battle for Midway. In August 1942, American forces launched their first land attack against the Japanese on the tiny island Guadalcanal. It was the opening of a bloody six-month campaign to control the Pacific. From this story of mistakes & heroism would rise the genesis of strategy for the rest of the war.

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