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The naval battles for Guadalcanal 1942: Clash for supremacy in the Pacific - Campaign 255 (Paperback)
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The naval battles for Guadalcanal 1942: Clash for supremacy in the Pacific - Campaign 255 (Paperback)

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Paperback 96 Pages / Published: 20/05/2013
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The battle for Guadalcanal that lasted from August 1942 to February 1943 was the first major American counteroffensive against the Japanese in the Pacific. The battle of Savo Island on the night of 9 August 1942, saw the Japanese inflict a sever defeat on the Allied force, driving them away from Guadalcanal and leaving the just-landed marines in a perilously exposed position. This was the start of a series of night battles that culminated in the First and Second battles of Guadalcanal, fought on the nights of 13 and 15 November. One further major naval action followed, the battle of Tassafaronga on 30 November 1942, when the US Navy once again suffered a severe defeat, but this time it was too late to alter the course of the battle as the Japanese evacuated Guadalcanal in early February 1943.This title will detail the contrasting fortunes experienced by both sides over the intense course of naval battles around the island throughout the second half of 1942 that did so much to turn the tide in the Pacific.

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
ISBN: 9781780961545
Number of pages: 96
Weight: 311 g
Dimensions: 248 x 184 x 8 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"Another informative and decidedly recommended Osprey title."
- Rachel E. Veres, www.cybermodeler.com (July 2013)
"This edition in Osprey's "Campaign" series is a great read. The description of the battles is superbly done and tells a great series of tales without breaking into the sort of hyperbole that was so common in post-war accounts of these events. When one adds in the superb choice of period photos as well as some great artwork, you have a book that is a real winner. Most highly recommended."
- Scott Van Aken, www.modelingmadness.com (July 2013)

This edition in Osprey's 'Campaign' series is a great read. The description of the battles is superbly done and tells a great series of tales without breaking into the sort of hyperbole that was so common in post-war accounts of these events. When one adds in the superb choice of period photos as well as some great artwork, you have a book that is a real winner. Most highly recommended. "Scott Van Aken, www.modelingmadness.com (July 2013)"

Another informative and decidedly recommended Osprey title. "Rachel E. Veres, www.cybermodeler.com (July 2013)""


This edition in Osprey's 'Campaign' series is a great read. The description of the battles is superbly done and tells a great series of tales without breaking into the sort of hyperbole that was so common in post-war accounts of these events. When one adds in the superb choice of period photos as well as some great artwork, you have a book that is a real winner. Most highly recommended. Scott Van Aken, www.modelingmadness.com (July 2013)

Another informative and decidedly recommended Osprey title. Rachel E. Veres, www.cybermodeler.com (July 2013)

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"This edition in Osprey's 'Campaign' series is a great read. The description of the battles is superbly done and tells a great series of tales without breaking into the sort of hyperbole that was so common in post-war accounts of these events. When one adds in the superb choice of period photos as well as some great artwork, you have a book that is a real winner. Most highly recommended." --Scott Van Aken, www.modelingmadness.com (July 2013)

"Another informative and decidedly recommended Osprey title." --Rachel E. Veres, www.cybermodeler.com (July 2013)

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