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It was the first island the Allied Forces took from the Japanese in a victorious effort. It showed the Japanese they were not unbeatable and the Allied Forces meant business.

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The battle of Guadalcanal happened at Guadalcanal! The island of Guadalcanal is in the Solomon islands archipelago in the pacific, just northwest of Australia. Guadalcanal is the island closest to Australia, and it is the largest.



Guadalcanal Province's population is 60,275.


Guadalcanal Campaign happened in 1943.


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Guadalcanal was primarily a series of naval battles lasting 6 months. Japan lost the battle for Guadalcanal.


United States Marines invaded Guadalcanal in August 1942 and the Americans declared Guadalcanal secure on February 9, 1943.


The Battle Of Guadalcanal happened from August 7, 1942- February 1942


The duration of Guadalcanal Diary - film - is 1.55 hours.


It ensured that Australia would be safe from Japanese invasion.


August 7, 1942 - the US Marines landed on Guadalcanal .


Guadalcanal Diary - book - was created in 1942.


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Naval Battle of Guadalcanal happened on 1942-11-15.


Guadalcanal was America's first ground offensive in WWII. The purpose of the action was to create an air base to gain control of the skies above the Solomon Islands. This made Henderson Field an important strategic point.


The population density of Guadalcanal Province is 11.3 people per square kilometer.


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Guadalcanal was their first WWII land defeat. Students of military history concentrate a little too much on the Guadalcanal land fighting; the naval battles around the Guadalcanal area were FAR MORE deadly, and there were over a half a dozen vicious sea battles off Guadalcanal. The land battle meant little; who ever controlled the sea's surrounding Guadalcanal would win "The Battle of Guadalcanal."


The most important, was the first and hardest; Guadalcanal. Without the 1st, there would've been no 2nd and 3rds!


Guadalcanal was a major turning point in the Pacific theater of World War II. Japan had a large stronghold in the Pacific, and were increasing their strength. Guadalcanal marks the turning point. It also marks the last major classic naval battle. (The modern navy generally fights "over the horizon) allied forces began to take offensive for the first time in the pacific.



The Battle for Guadalcanal (Operation Watchtower) was fought between 7 August 1942 and 9 February 1943 .


Stalingrad, Leningrad, Aachen, Iwo Jima, Guadalcanal, Sicily, Piano Lupo, Berlin, Okinawa


-The Japanese defeat put them on the defensive and they steadily lost ground from then on.


Guadalcanal is part of the Solomon Island chain. It was discovered by Alvaro de Mendana, a Spanish explorer, in 1568.



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