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ISBN: 1780961545
Author: Howard Gerrard,Mark Stille
Language: English
Publisher: Osprey Publishing; First Edition edition (May 21, 2013)
Pages: 96
Category: Military
Subcategory: History
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The battle for Guadalcanal that lasted from August 1942 to February 1943 was the first major American .

The battle for Guadalcanal that lasted from August 1942 to February 1943 was the first major American counteroffensive against the Japanese in the Pacific. Author Mark Stille applies his considerable expertise to an often overlooked aspect of the iconic Guadalcanal campaign of World War II. "The Naval Battles for Guadalcanal 1942" is a very informative Osprey Campaign series entry detailing the vicious struggle between the Imperial Japanese Navy and the . Navy and its allies for control of the sea space around Guadalcanal.

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Clash for supremacy in the Pacific. The battle for Guadalcanal that lasted from August 1942 to February 1943 was the first major American counteroffensive against the Japanese in the Pacific

Clash for supremacy in the Pacific. Campaign 255. Author: Mark Stille. Illustrator: Howard Gerrard. This was the start of a series of night battles that culminated in the First and Second battles of Guadalcanal, fought on the nights of 13 and 15 November.

The battle for Guadalcanal that lasted from August 1942 to February 1943 was the first major American counteroffensive against the Japanese in the Pacific, it also marks the high point of Japanese expansion and can justly be claimed as one of the major turning points of the Pacific War. While the troops of the US Marine Corps and later the US Army battled the Japanese occupiers on the densely jungled island of Guadalcanal, the US and Japanese naval forces fought a series of tightly contested battles in the waters nearby.

The battle for Guadalcanal that lasted from August 1942 to February 1943 was the first major American counter offensive against the Japanese in. .He is the author of numerous Osprey titles, focusing on naval history in the Pacific

The battle for Guadalcanal that lasted from August 1942 to February 1943 was the first major American counter offensive against the Japanese in the Pacific. This title details the fortunes experienced over the intense course of naval battles around the island throughout the second half of 1942 that did so much to turn the tide in the Pacific. He is the author of numerous Osprey titles, focusing on naval history in the Pacific. Howard Gerrard studied at the Wallasey School of Art and has been a freelance designer and illustrator for over 20 years. He has worked for a number of publishers and is an associate member of the Guild of Aviation Artists.

The battle for Guadalcanal that lasted from August 1942 to February 1943 was the first major American counteroffensive against the Japanese in the Pacific, it also marks the high point of Japanese expansion and can justly be claimed as one of the major turning points of the Pacific War. While the troops of the US Marine Corps and later the US Army battled the Japanese occupiers on the densely jungled island of Guadalcanal, the US and Japanese naval forces fought a series of tightly contested battles in the waters nearby. The first of these, the battle of Savo Island on the night of 9 August 1942, saw the Japanese inflict a sever defeat on the Allied force, driving them away from Guadalcanal and leaving the just-landed marines in a perilously exposed position. This was the start of a series of night battles that culminated in the First and Second battles of Guadalcanal, fought on the nights of 13 and 15 November, that were narrowly won by US Naval forces and prevented the Japanese from reinforcing their troops on the island to any great extent, and heralded the turning of the tide in the battle for Guadalcanal. One further major naval action followed, the battle of Tassafaronga on 30 November 1942, when the US Navy once again suffered a severe defeat, but this time it was too late to alter the course of the battle as the Japanese evacuated Guadalcanal in early February 1943.This title will detail the contrasting fortunes experienced by both sides over the intense course of naval battles around the island throughout the second half of 1942 that did so much to turn the tide in the Pacific.

Comments:

Taun
Well written story of the five major naval surface battles of the Guadalcanal campaign (the Santa Cruz carrier duel is a separate book). The explanations of battle objectives and strategies, fleet compositions and commanders are clear and well organized. The maps offer vivid descriptions of the five engagements. What emerges from the story is that while American night fighting skills, torpedoes and tactics were poorly developed to say the least, the Japanese navy never was able to coordinate its plans to retake the island because they terribly underestimated the American commitment to the campaign. Instead of marshaling their enormous available naval resources, they piecemeal engaged them with mediocre to indecisive results. American tactical naval leadership was often horrible. The appointment of Halsey, who was willing to sacrifice whatever was needed to hold the islands and Henderson Field, was the difference. The companion book on the marine (and don't forget the army) struggle to secure the island is also highly recommended.
Celen
Being a History teacher and a military enthusiast, I have been on a quest to look for naval battles, especially for World War II. I found the naval wars around Guadalcanal to be one of the most fascinating and intriguing periods of the War in the Pacific, especially against the vaunted strength of the Imperial Japanese Navy. It seems that America too had a tendency to underestimate one's naval opponent. The Japanese underestimated America's will to fight and see a conflict through to the end. They envisioned Americans as spoiled Playboys, fast-car drivers, fast-women chasers. Therefore, the inflicting of losses at Pearl Harbor and the belief that American gangster politicians would listen to American mothers preaching pacifists ideas. So, if their sons got a bloody nose, it would surely grant the Japanese the ability to make a major grab for adding more territory to their ever-growing 'Co-Prosperity Sphere' in the Pacific.

Well, they made a major miscalculation on their part. Americans didn't throw in the towel, but fought back hard in buying time for our industries to gear up for war. Coral Sea and Midway threw a major monkey wrench in their timetable, but they still had the power to throw their surface fleet around and push the Americans off the high seas. Or, so they believed that that would be the case around the waters of the Solomons, and especially the near the island of Guadalcanal.

That was not going to be the case, as the true turning point, after Midway, was the campaign in and around Guadalcanal. It was in the waters of "Iron Bottom Sound" and "The Slot," that the slug matches erupted in those night engagements, at nearly point-blank range. Once again the American misjudged their own ability and ships against the Japanese and their ships and weapons. It was a rude awakening that the Japanese were excellent night fighters. It was extremely rude in finding out that the Japanese were about to have their way with their so-called "Tokyo Express" slipping down the "Slot." It was a devastatingly rude awakening when the Japanese torpedoes could reach out and touch American warships at extreme ranges.

Overall, this book adds to the mystic and heroism that comes forth in the battles around the island of Guadalcanal. The stories, the pictures and maps add a great deal to the character of this book. Individuals who are interested in this chapter of the war at sea, in the Pacific, will enjoy this book. I highly recommend it to navy historians.

One should realize, as one reads through the pages, a great deal of gratitude should be paid to these Americans, of the 'Greatest Generation,' for their duty and sacrifice made to keep this country free. After all, the Imperial Japanese Navy and the sailors and officers were formidable opponents. Since this operation was conducted on a 'Shoestring,' things were touch and go throughout this campaign. One should take note that, "Freedom is not Free." Hats off to those veterans of World War II who defended this country. Go Navy!

Ben Lineberry
Shakar
Another excellent Osprey Publishing book. If you are a military history buff you're familiar with Osprey Publishing's high standards of research and illustration. This book is no exception. The descriptions made me feel as if I was there and the illustrations (both pictures and artwork) are first rate. The diagrams make the naval battles come to life. Well done. Hope to see more of the Pacific naval battles given this treatment.
Zyniam
Author Mark Stille applies his considerable expertise to an often overlooked aspect of the iconic Guadalcanal campaign of World War II. "The Naval Battles for Guadalcanal 1942" is a very informative Osprey Campaign series entry detailing the vicious struggle between the Imperial Japanese Navy and the U.S. Navy and its allies for control of the sea space around Guadalcanal. It is the author's contention that possession of Henderson Field on Guadalcanal was the key to the eventual Allied victory, but use of the airfield and possession of Guadalcanal was maintained by only a narrow margin through the naval battles.

This book follows the standard Osprey format, with an introduction to the campaign, a chronology, descriptions of the opposing commanders and their respective fleets and battle plans, and a narrative of the naval campaign itself. The text is enhanced by a nice selection of maps, diagrams, photographs, and illustrations, and by Stille's forceful writing style and forthright assessments.

The six months of the naval campaign around Guadalcanal included seven major encounters, several of which were at night, under conditions in which the Imperial Japanese Navy initially excelled and in which the U.S. Navy took a few beatings. The outcomes were affected by leadership mistakes on both sides. The extent of U.S. Navy losses during the Guadalcanal campaign was a surprise to this reviewer, as was the assessment that the outcome ultimately depended on the fighting ability of just a few ships.

"The Naval Battles for Guadalcanal 1942" is highly recommended as an informative and dramatic introduction to the naval aspects of the Guadalcanal campaign.
Washington
Great little book outlines and sums up the battles, An overview of the time the two fleets slugged it out at night at close range in a campaign that lasted months when "the outcome was still in doubt"
Note that the cover shown is not the cover you will get on the book, apparently a newer edition, the book now has a painting on the cover.

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