Eyes of the Fleet

Eyes of the Fleet

Friday, August 07, 2015

Friday Film: Guadalcanal

7 August 1942 - the first major offensive by U.S. and its allies against Japan begins with the landing on an island in the Solomons - Guadalcanal.

A great book on this campaign, Neptune's Inferno by James Hornfischer:
Neptune’s Inferno details the grim, protracted campaign for Guadalcanal that has long been heralded as a Marine victory. Now, with his powerful portrait of the Navy’s sacrifice – three sailors died at sea for every man lost ashore – Hornfischer tells for the first time the full story of the Navy men who fought in the deadly waters of “Ironbottom Sound.”

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