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Battle of Guadalcanal Begins (1942) Options
Daemon
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Battle of Guadalcanal Begins (1942)

During World War II, the Japanese occupied the island of Guadalcanal in the South Pacific. Hoping to prevent the Japanese from using this position to threaten supply routes between the US, Australia, and New Zealand, the Allies launched their first large-scale invasion of a Japanese-held island. After six months of bitter fighting on the ground, at sea, and in the air, the Allies captured the island. Why is the victory considered a strategically significant turning point in the war? More...
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The American victory at the Battle of Guadalcanal was strategically important bcause It ensured that Australia would be safe from Japanese invasion while the sea route from Australia to America was also protected. The role played by the US 1st Marine Division and its commander, Vandegrift, have gone down in Marine Corps history.


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