75th Anniversary of The Naval Battle of Guadalcanal

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75th Anniversary of The Naval Battle of Guadalcanal

Joined: July 2nd, 2005, 5:44 pm

November 13th, 2017, 5:58 pm #1

Today marks the 75th Anniversary of this major turning point in the struggle for Guadalcanal during WW II. Please remember all the brave men on both sides who gave their lives for their countries.
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Recommendation- "Neptune's Inferno" by J.Hornfischer is a good read on this topic. n/t

November 13th, 2017, 6:55 pm #2

Recommendation- "Neptune's Inferno" by J.Hornfischer is a good read on this topic. n/t
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Also "Japanese Destroyer Captain" by Hara

November 13th, 2017, 7:27 pm #3

Today marks the 75th Anniversary of this major turning point in the struggle for Guadalcanal during WW II. Please remember all the brave men on both sides who gave their lives for their countries.
An excellent read, both from a technical and an anecdotal standpoint on the naval war of 1942/43 in the Solomons. Especially good for showing how the Japanese lived and fought and what was happening in Rabaul at this time.

Chris
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Joined: February 9th, 2005, 8:31 pm

Excellent reading, highly recommended.

November 13th, 2017, 7:30 pm #4

Recommendation- "Neptune's Inferno" by J.Hornfischer is a good read on this topic. n/t
Excellent reading, highly recommended.
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"The Battle of Cape Esperance - Encounter at Guadalcanal"

November 13th, 2017, 8:49 pm #5

Today marks the 75th Anniversary of this major turning point in the struggle for Guadalcanal during WW II. Please remember all the brave men on both sides who gave their lives for their countries.
by Charles Cook, Captain, USN.

A dandy read - could be hard to find - copyright is 1968.

JG
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Re: Japanese Destroyer Captain

November 13th, 2017, 9:27 pm #6

An excellent read, both from a technical and an anecdotal standpoint on the naval war of 1942/43 in the Solomons. Especially good for showing how the Japanese lived and fought and what was happening in Rabaul at this time.

Chris
Also have this book. Been many years since I last read it, need to pull it out and read it again. Very vivid account of his ship's, (IJN Amatzukaze), involvement in the bar room brawl with the lights shot out.
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modellmarine.de does a great job of highlighting naval anniversaries

November 13th, 2017, 11:23 pm #7

Today marks the 75th Anniversary of this major turning point in the struggle for Guadalcanal during WW II. Please remember all the brave men on both sides who gave their lives for their countries.
http://www.modellmarine.de/index.php
Probably a couple more builts on shows later.
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Joined: October 24th, 2007, 10:03 pm

Actually, He (Hara) commanded the HIJMS "Shigure" destroyer and later the "Yahagi&quo

November 14th, 2017, 12:10 am #8

Also have this book. Been many years since I last read it, need to pull it out and read it again. Very vivid account of his ship's, (IJN Amatzukaze), involvement in the bar room brawl with the lights shot out.
a light cruiser.
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Joined: February 27th, 2005, 2:49 am

Absolutely- excellent book.

November 14th, 2017, 2:04 am #9

Recommendation- "Neptune's Inferno" by J.Hornfischer is a good read on this topic. n/t
Also wrote "Last Stand of the Tin Can Sailors", about the Battle off Samar and Taffy 3, and "The Fleet at Flood Tide". All outstanding works.
"Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read." - Groucho Marx
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A small bit from me to remember ...

November 14th, 2017, 2:24 am #10

Today marks the 75th Anniversary of this major turning point in the struggle for Guadalcanal during WW II. Please remember all the brave men on both sides who gave their lives for their countries.
http://warbirdinformationexchange.org/p ... =3&t=65964
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