Guadalcanal

Guadalcanal map from Official Army History - bg

Guadalcanal - Pacific 1942 from WW2Timeline

Tregaskis, Richard. Guadalcanal Diary. New York: Random, 1943, was the best selling campaign report written by the war correspondent who landed with the marines Aug. 7.

Hollywood films include Guadalcanal Diary (1943), The Fighting Sullivans (1944), The Pride of the Marines (1945) with John Garfield as Marine Private Albert A. Schmid blinded at the Battle of Tenaru Aug. 21, Flying Leathernecks (1951) with John Wayne as the fictional Marine Major Dan Kirby of the Wildcats squadron, The Gallant Hours (1960) with Jimmy Cagney as Bull Halsey

Jones, James. The Thin Red Line. New York: Scribner, 1962, was a novel from the viewpoint of the author who was a rifleman with the 25th Infantry Division

Leckie, Robert. Challenge for the Pacific; Guadalcanal, the Turning Point of the War. Garden City NY: Doubleday, 1965.

Frank, Richard B. Guadalcanal. New York: Random, 1990.

Guadalcanal timeline by Tom McDonald, April 30, 2001


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