On August 7, 1942, America’s first land offensive in the Pacific during World War II began. For six months, U.S. and Allied sailors, soldiers, and pilots battled the Japanese, malarial mosquitos, monsoons, and mud in the swampy jungles of Guadalcanal, one of the Solomon Islands in the South Pacific. Considered the turning point of the Pacific War, the win came at a heavy price, detailed in the latest epic from local reporter/editor-turned-historian, Joseph Wheelan.
Join us Tuesday, August 15 at 7pm as Wheelan shares his epic, Midnight in the Pacific: Guadalcanal – The World War II Battle that Turned the Tide of the War.
A sweeping narrative history--the first in over twenty years--of America's first major offensive of World War II, the brutal, no-quarter-given campaign to take Japanese-occupied Guadalcanal