History of War

MARINES IN THE PACIFIC

The amphibious soldiers launched repeated landings during the USA’s extremely bloody island-hopping battles against the Japanese in WWII

1 GUADALCANAL CAMPAIGN

7 AUGUST 1942 –9 FEBRUARY 1943 GUADALCANAL, BRITISH SOLOMON ISLANDS

During the Allies’ first major offensive in the Pacific, 6,000 marines land on Guadalcanal and seize the Japanese airfield. Both sides pour

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