by Jon Diamond


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Guadalcanal by Jon Diamond

On August 7, 1942, U.S. Marines landed on the island of Guadalcanal, northeast of Australia, launching the first major Allied offensive against Japan. In one of the best-known campaigns of World War II's Pacific Theater, the Marines and then the U.S. Army endured a bitter six-month struggle for the island.• Hundreds of photos depict soldiers and commanders, vehicles, weapons and equipment, terrain, living conditions, medical care, and much more• Text narrates the campaign and captions expertly describe the photos• Perfect complement to the narrative accounts in the Stackpole Military History Series• Ideal reference for military history fans, scholars, modelers, and reenactors

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780811716260
Publisher: Stackpole Books
Publication date: 02/01/2016
Series: Stackpole Military Photo Series
Pages: 208
Sales rank: 1,233,320
Product dimensions: 8.40(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Jon Diamond has written extensively on military history topics. In addition to articles for World War II History and Military Heritage, he is also the author of Guadalcanal (978-0-8117-1626-0), New Guinea (978-0-8117-1556-0), Orde Wingate (978-1-84908-323-2), and Archibald Wavell (978-1-84908-737-7). A graduate of Cornell University, Diamond is a medical doctor in private practice and has taught at Harvard and Penn State. He lives near Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

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