2017 will mark the 75th anniversary of the WWII battle for Guadalcanal where the advance of the Japanese imperial forces across the Pacific was halted by the US. Much has been written and filmed about the fierce fighting that took place there and elsewhere in the Solomon Islands; fierce naval battles between the islands, hundreds of aeroplanes duelling in the air. Tens of thousands of young men stormed the beaches, stalked the jungles, fighting hand to hand to defend and defeat strategic positions.
Author: Andrew Trahair
Publisher: Dive New Zealand