Guadalcanal Webinar

Richard Frank, author of Guadalcanal: The Definitive Account of the Landmark Battle, explores the strategies by the Japanese occupiers and American invaders during the Battle of Guadalcanal. 

On August, 7, 1942, US Marines landed on Guadalcanal and secured the beachhead and airfield at Lunga Point, renamed Henderson Field by the occupying American forces. After initial capture, Henderson Field would soon become the key point where the Japanese launched multiple all-out attacks to reclaim their airstrip and control of the island. In this adult webinar streamed exactly 75 years after the first Marines landing, analyze the Battle of Edson’s Ridge, marked with tenacious fighting by the US Marines to draw the fierce Japanese fighters off balance, causing devastating Japanese losses.