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Fighting on Guadalcanal

Red Reeder

Fighting on Guadalcanal

by Red Reeder

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Published by U.S. Govt. Print. Off. in Washington .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Solomon Islands -- Guadalcanal Island.

  • Edition Notes

    Other titlesRestricted fighting on Guadalcanal
    Statement[Russel P. Reeder, Jr.]
    The Physical Object
    Pagination69 p. :
    Number of Pages69
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL16602233M

      In a box of books and old Field Manuals from WWll I found a small book put out by the US War Office. Titled: Restricted. Fighting on Guadalcanal. The book was approved by Chief of Staff Marshall and the Generals of the US Army and the Marine Corp. It appears that the book was done after many interviews of some of the soldiers, Marines, NCOs, and commanding . Fighting on Guadalcanal. Restricted. by US Army. (Col. Red Reeder). and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at

    Virginia historian Richard B. Frank, author of the book, "Guadalcanal," said, "there's nothing really comparable to it in all of World War II, in terms of sustained combat in land, sea. Green Hell: The Battle for Guadalcanal is about the events and the people behind one of the most critical battles in the Pacific Theater of World War II. The story of Americans, Australians, New Zealanders, and the enemy Japanese in the sweltering morass of mud and dust fighting for a desperate hold on the Canal.

      Refighting the Pacific War focuses largely on naval battles and campaigns, including Pearl Harbor, Coral Sea, Midway, Guadalcanal, Philippine Sea and Leyte Gulf. While the main concentration is on the major naval actions, the book also delves into key island battles, like Tarawa, Saipan, Iwo Jima, and Okinawa, as well as pre-war and post-war. Military historian Andrew Wiest talked about the U.S. Marines who fought at the Battle of Guadalcanal between August and February Mr. Wiest is .


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The battle at Guadalcanal--which began eight months to the day after Pearl Harbor--marked the first American offensive of World War II. It was a brutal six-month campaign that cost the lives of some 7, Americans and o volume, ten years in the writing, recounts the full story of the critical campaign for Guadalcanal and is based on first-time/5.

Fighting on Guadalcanal [Red Reeder] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers/5(5). Night Fighting. Much of the fighting on Guadalcanal took place at night. Men remained on Fighting on Guadalcanal book alert, their sleep broken by the threat of imminent attack.

The Japanese were determined to drive the Americans from the island. From the Battle of Tenaru onward, they launched a series of intense, frenzied attacks against American positions.

Fighting on Guadalcanal By January all Army and Marine Corps units which were to take part in the campaign had landed and been committed to action.

From hard experience the Americans had learned a great deal about jungle fighting, acquiring a knowledge which was to be advantageous to the forces which were to take part in the final. Additional Physical Format: Online version: Reeder, Red, Fighting on Guadalcanal. Washington: U.S. Govt. Print.

Off., (OCoLC)   On August 7,the Marines landed on Guadalcanal in Fighting on Guadalcanal book Solomon islands, in the first major American offensive of the Pacific war.

Days later, after the Japanese had sunk four cruisers of the escorting U.S. fleet, Admiral Robert Ghormley withdrew his ships from the area, leaving the Marines exposed to ground : Penguin Publishing Group. Book Overview This reference publication is essentially the after-action report of the Marines and soldiers who fought and defeated the Japanese on Guadalcanal.

Published initially inthis publication was commissioned by Gen. George C. Marshall, the Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army. Viewpoints and suggestions came from every level within. LA Times Book Review The battle at Guadalcanal--which began eight months to the day after Pearl Harbor--marked the first American offensive of World War II.

It was a brutal six-month campaign that cost the lives of some 7, Americans and o Japanese. and the strengths and weaknesses of various fighting units. 5/5(2). Find a huge variety of new & used Guadalcanal Solomon Islands Battle of books online including bestsellers & rare titles at the best prices.

Shop Guadalcanal Solomon Islands Battle of books at Alibris. FMIFRP Fighting on Guadalcanal 10, Fightingon Guadalcanal, is published to en- it is a book which every Marine should read and absorb the. Virginia historian Richard B. Frank, author of the book, “Guadalcanal,” said, “there’s nothing really comparable to it in all of World War II, in Author: Michael Ruane.

Guadalcanal had always been a little difficult for me to get a good geographical grip upon: the island is large, but actual battle areas were rather small; the battle continued over 6 months before the Japanese broke and was characterised by a spasmodic nature; actions were rarely large unit and the fighting was largely not against well dug-in Cited by:   The World War II Battle of Guadalcanal was the first major offensive and a decisive victory for the Allies in the Pacific theater.

With Japanese troops stationed in this section of the Solomon. The Guadalcanal campaign, also known as the Battle of Guadalcanal and codenamed Operation Watchtower by American forces, was a military campaign fought between 7 August and 9 February on and around the island of Guadalcanal in the Pacific theater of World War was the first major land offensive by Allied forces against the Empire of on: Guadalcanal, British Solomon Islands.

Masterful pacing, vivid character sketches, and gripping action blend with rigorous historical detail in Samuel B. Griffith's The Battle for Guadalcanal. Launched on August 7,to protect Allied control of the strategic South Pacific islands, the Guadalcanal operation was the most costly American offensive of World War II in the history of the U.S.

Navy up to that/5. In my opinion, what makes Guadalcanal Diary stand out, and thus stand the test of time, is the clear and factual manner in which it conveys the new, different feeling of warfare in the Pacific for Americans.

Mundane details are transformed in his telling. The realities of what it meant to fight in tall, razor-like grass, to visually search trees in the jungle for snipers, to eat cold food, to.

Guadalcanal's discovery by westerners was under the Spanish expedition of Álvaro de Mendaña in The name comes from the village of Guadalcanal, in the province of Seville, in Andalusia, Spain, birthplace of Pedro de Ortega Valencia, a member of Mendaña's expedition.

During –43, it was the scene of the Guadalcanal Campaign and saw bitter fighting between Area: 5, km² (2, sq mi). #1 New York Times Bestseller: A “superb” eyewitness account of one of the bloodiest and most pivotal battles of World War II (Mark Bowden, author of Black Hawk Down).

On August 7,eleven thousand US Marines landed on Tulagi and Guadalcanal Islands in the South Pacific. It was the first major Allied offensive against Japanese forces; the first time in history that a. The fighting dragged on into earlybut never again did the Japanese come so close to Henderson Field, and in the end, the fight for Guadalcanal boiled down to control of the airfield.

Sincewe have tended to invest American victory in. While tens of thousands of words have been written about the Guadalcanal campaign, one of the pivotal battles of the Pacific War, the few notations scrawled on the paged of the Aviators Flight Log Book of Captain Marion Carl, one the Marine Corps’ legendary fighter pilots, offer a revealing glimpse of combat with the “Cactus Air Force.”.The brutal fighting between US Marines and Japanese infantry on the island of Guadalcanal in many ways came to typify the island-hopping war in the Pacific.

This book not only explores the differing tactics and equipment used by the two combatants .