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Morning Star, Midnight Sun - The Early Guadalcanal-Solomons Campaign of World War II August-October 1942

Morning Star, Midnight Sun - The Early Guadalcanal-Solomons Campaign of World War II August-October 1942

Author: Jeffrey Cox
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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.

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 Solomon Islands, in particular the southern island of Guadalcanal.

Hamstrung by arcane prewar thinking and a bureaucratic mindset, 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.

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  • : 9781472826428
  • : Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • : Osprey Publishing
  • : February 2019
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  • : English
  • : 940.545
  • : 940.545
  • : Jeffrey Cox
  • : 448
  • : 448
  • : Paperback
  • : Paperback
  • : English