Pacific Turning Point: The Solomons Campaign, 1942-1943 available in Hardcover
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Koburger argues that the many battles that constituted the campaign for the Solomons were the key to victory in the Pacific for the U.S. Navynot the battle of the Coral Sea or the Battle of Midway. Segments of the campaignGuadalcanal, New Georgia, and Bougainvillehave been written about extensively. But never before has the entire campaign been put together so lucidly and interpreted so well. The descriptions of the naval battles make for compelling reading. Even in World War II, Koburger argues, the important naval struggles took place in the narrow seas.
About the Author
CHARLES W. KOBURGER, JR., retired from the U.S. Coast Guard Reserve with the rank of Captain after 20 years of active duty. He is now an independent consultant in maritime affairs specializing in Coast Guard-related tasks. He has been published many times on both sides of the Atlantic, and has been translated into French.
Table of Contents
Maps, Tables, and Drawing
The Southern Solomons
Control of the Sea
The Central SolomonsNew Georgia
The By-Pass Strategy ArrivesVella Lavella
The Northern SolomonsBougainville