The 75th Anniversary of the Battle of Guadalcanal
Learn about the Allies’ first major amphibious landing and ensuing offensive in the Pacific theater during the Battle of Guadalcanal. 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 Three: The Final Offenses and Legacy of Guadalcanal
Join Rob Citino, The National WWII Museum’s Samuel Zemurray Stone Senior Historian, to examine fascinating artifacts and oral histories from the Museum’s collection and immersive Guadalcanal: Green Hell gallery. Final US dominance over air, sea, and land made Japanese resupply by the Tokyo Express virtually impossible. After months of grueling combat in horrific conditions, the Japanese finally withdrew and surrendered the island of Guadalcanal in February 1943. Analyze the significance of Guadalcanal in the scope of World War II and its legacy 75 years later.
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Other programs in this series:
Part One: Guadalcanal—An Overview
Part Two: The Naval Battles of Guadalcanal
These live sessions have already occurred. However, if you register for Part Three, you’ll receive a recording of these programs.