CRITICAL WW II TURNING POINT – THE BATTLE FOR GUADALCANAL, AUGUST 1942

When:
November 15, 2017 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
2017-11-15T19:30:00+00:00
2017-11-15T21:00:00+00:00
Where:
Cranford Public Library
224 Walnut Ave
Cranford, NJ 07016
USA
Cost:
Free
Contact:
John Malar, Director, Cranford Public Library
908 709 7281

Guadalcanal, a Japanese occupied island in the Solomon Island chain in the South Pacific was invaded by a major US Marine force on August 7, 1942. The bloody and protracted struggle for this steamy, malaria-ridden, rain-sodden island lasted for nearly 6 months resulting in over 6000 casualties to include 1752 battle deaths. The battle was the first real test of land strength between Japan and the USA. Seven major naval battles were also fought around the island. Guadalcanal is now seen as a major turning point in the Pacific war from which Japan never recovered. Come and hear why the battle was so vicious and why it had to be won.

Upcoming Events

Dec
13
Thu
7:00 pm WOODROW WILSON AND AMERICA’S FIR... @ Manchester Branch, Ocean County Library
WOODROW WILSON AND AMERICA’S FIR... @ Manchester Branch, Ocean County Library
Dec 13 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
America’s first effort at establishing a new world order on behalf of a troubled world was the vision President Woodrow Wilson put forth at the Versailles Peace Conference in the spring of 1919. Historians view this as a failed effort because the U.S. did not join the League of Nations[...]
Mar
7
Thu
7:00 pm THE LONGEST WALK – THE AMAZING S... @ Brookdale Community College
THE LONGEST WALK – THE AMAZING S... @ Brookdale Community College
Mar 7 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
A presentation on the recently published book, “The Longest Walk,” the story of the 29th Infantry Division which landed on Omaha Beach on D-Day June 6, 1944. The Division’s exploits were featured in the riveting opening scene of the movie “Saving Private Ryan.” This Division lost one third of the[...]
Mar
12
Tue
7:00 pm THE LONGEST WALK: THE AMAZING ST... @ Berkeley Branch, Ocean County Public Library
THE LONGEST WALK: THE AMAZING ST... @ Berkeley Branch, Ocean County Public Library
Mar 12 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
A presentation on the recently published book, “The Longest Walk,” the story of the 29th Infantry Division which landed on Omaha Beach on D-Day June 6, 1944. The Division’s exploits were featured in the riveting opening scene of the movie “Saving Private Ryan.” This Division lost one third of the[...]

Contact

For Inquiries
Email: ww2erastudies@gmail.com.
Available for bookings.

Follow Us