The 75th Anniversary of the Battle of Guadalcanal
August 7, 2017, marked the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Guadalcanal—we invite you to join us in learning about the Allies’ first major amphibious landing and ensuing offensive in the Pacific theater. With its dense jungles, humid temperatures, and overall grueling conditions—Guadalcanal became a proving ground and turning point for the American and Japanese forces. Explore key battles, characters, and strategies in this brutal six-month struggle in the Solomon Islands with Museum historians and WWII authors and experts.
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Part Two: The Naval Battles of Guadalcanal
Join James Hornfischer, author of Neptune’s Inferno: The US Navy at Guadalcanal, to learn about the ferocious sea battles surrounding the Solomon Islands, causing overwhelming losses on both sides of air crewman, aviators, planes, and ships. Hornfischer will chronicle the seven major naval actions in the “Iron Bottom Sound” and the incredible, gripping stories of both officers and enlisted men aboard American battleships, destroyers, and cruisers. Learn about critical decisions and strategic adjustments in one of the most intense naval campaigns of World War II.
Space is limited. Register today!