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The Battle for Vella Lavella : The Allied Recapture of Solomon Islands Territory, August 15–September 9, 1943
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The Battle for Vella Lavella : The Allied Recapture of Solomon Islands Territory, August 15–September 9, 1943Название: The Battle for Vella Lavella: The Allied Recapture of Solomon Islands Territory, August 15–September 9, 1943
Автор: Reg Newell
Издательство: McFarland
ISBN: 0786473274
Год: 2016
Страниц: 277
Язык: английский
Формат: True PDF
Размер: 74.8 MB

During World War II, the Solomon Islands became the scene of a titanic struggle between Allied and Japanese forces. After their victory on Guadalcanal, Americans advanced into the New Georgia Group with horrendous casualties. Admiral Halsey then implemented an “island hopping” strategy, bypassing Japanese strongpoints. The first was an obscure island called “Vella Lavella.”

This book is the first detailed examination of the struggle for Vella Lavella, covering the ground, air and sea battles and the involvement of American and New Zealand soldiers, the coastwatchers, South Pacific Scouts and the Islanders.

"Reg Newell illuminated an obscure part of WWII history. The book is a positive testament to those New Zealand and American soldiers who perished there. Thanks for writing it!" - Dick Arnold, 35th (Cacti) Infantry Regiment Association

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