Guadalcanal Diary

Guadalcanal Diary

Book - 1984
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Unlike some of those on Guadalcanal in the fall of 1942, Richard Tregaskis volunteered to be there. An on-location news correspondent, he lived alongside the other soldiers: sleeping on the ground -- only to be awoken by air raids -- eating the at times meager rations, and braving some of the most dangerous battlefields of World War II. He more than once narrowly escaped the enemy's fire, and so we have this incisive and exciting inside account of the initial landing of U.S. troops on Guadalcanal -- the significance of which cannot be overstated, for as a colonel told Tregaskis on the eve of the invasion: "It's the first time in history we've ever had a huge expedition of this kind accompanied by transports. It's of world-wide importance. You'd be surprised if you knew how many people all over the world are following this". Our new edition of Guadalcanal Diary will allow the world to continue to follow this amazing story. Copyright © Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.
Publisher: New York : Random House, 1984, c1983.
ISBN: 9780394862682
Characteristics: 169 pages :,illustrations, maps ;,20 cm.


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Nov 04, 2018

It clearly states in the initial pages that this edition is “for boys and girls”, and is shorter than the original edition.
This should be stated when it is listed in the catalog.

Mar 16, 2013

The author landed with the Marines on Guadalcanal in August 1942 and observed the first land battles of the war as the Marines successfully defended Henderson Field against the Japanese. Highly Recommended!!

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