Morning Star, Midnight Sun

Morning Star, Midnight Sun

The Early Guadalcanal-Solomons Campaign of World War II, August-October 1942

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Following the disastrous Java Sea campaign, the Allies went on the offensive in the Pacific in a desperate attempt to halt the Japanese forces that were rampaging across the region. With the conquest of Australia a very real possibility, the stakes were high. Their target: the Japanese-held Soloman Islands, in particular the southern island of Guadalcanal. Hamstrung by arcane pre-war thinking and a bureaucratic mind-set, the US Navy had to adapt on the fly in order to compete with the mighty Imperial Japanese Navy, whose ingenuity and creativity thus far had fostered the creation of its Pacific empire. Starting with the amphibious assault on Savo Island, the campaign turned into an attritional struggle where the evenly matched foes sought to grind out a victory. Following on from his hugely successful book Rising Sun, Falling Skies, Jeffrey R. Cox tells the gripping story of the first Allied offensive of the Pacific War, as they sought to prevent Japan from cutting off Australia and regaining dominance in the Pacific.
Publisher: Oxford, UK : Osprey Publishing, 2018
ISBN: 9781472826381
1472826388
Branch Call Number: 940.542659 COX
Characteristics: 448 pages, 16 unnumbered of plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm

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