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Guadalcanal

American troops on Guadalcanal

The Battle of Guadalcanal codenamed Operation Watchtower by the Allies was a battle fought between the Allies and Japan beginning on August 7, 1942. After the successful amphibious invasion of Guadalcanal and the night naval battle that followed, the transports (which had most of their equipment, men, and material) left and in which the marines that landed on August 7. The marines began to call Operation Watchtower, "Operation Shoestring".

Planning

Battle

Aftermath

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