As National WWII Museum’s Senior Historian, Dr. Rob Citino explains to WLOX Gulf Coast Weekend, Guadalcanal is the site of World War II’s first major amphibious landing and the first ground assault by US forces. In this jungle also known as ‘Green Hell’ American GIs battled heat, mosquitoes, disease, dense vegetation and unfamiliar terrain along with a ferocious enemy in an all-consuming, round-the-clock battle.
For people who think a US victory was inevitable in WWII, invites you to visit the Road to Tokyo exhibit at the National WWII Museum. There you’ll find why many of the fights in the South Pacific were extremely difficult.
Photo courtesy of The National WWII Museum
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