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Challenge for the Pacific: the Bloody Six-Month Battle of Guadalcanal

by Leckie, Robert A

  • ISBN: 9780306809118
  • ISBN10: 0306809117

Challenge for the Pacific: the Bloody Six-Month Battle of Guadalcanal

by Leckie, Robert A

  • List Price: $15.95
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Publisher: Da Capo Press
  • Publish date: 04/01/1999
  • ISBN: 9780306809118
  • ISBN10: 0306809117
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Description: In August 1942, after suffering a series of humiliating defeats, inflicted by a nation not much bigger than California, the Allies seized the initiative in their first offensive of the Pacific War. Nicknamed "Operation Shoestring", this unprecedented joint-services campaign involved brutal ground fighting, air combat, and naval clashes, including two carrier battles. For six months Allied and Japanese forces fought night and day in a ferocious struggle for possession of a tiny ramshackle airfield in the middle of the malarial, pest-ridden jungle of a little-known island called Guadalcanal.

Robert Leckie, a decorated machine-gunner and scout with the First Marine Division, fought on Guadalcanal. His own experiences as well as those of other combatants -- both Allied and Japanese -- add immeasurably to the impact of this sweeping narrative. Leckie describes how the exceptional tenacity and courage of ordinary men transformed a campaign of uncertain outcome into one of the most decisive Allied victories of the war, a military triumph that, against formidable odds, decimated Japan's navy and air force, forever shattering her grand strategy and the myth of Japanese invincibility.

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