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Duel #22: USN Cruiser vs IJN Cruiser: Guadalcanal 1942

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Although the war in the Pacific is usually considered a carrier war, it was the cruisers that dominated the early fighting. This thrilling duel presents the cruiser clashes during the crucial battles for Guadacanal in 1942, highlighting the Battle of Savo Island on the August 9 and the Battle of Cape Esperance October 11-12th , 1942. The first was an overwhelming Japanese victory that resulted in the loss of four Allied cruisers. However, in the latter, the Americans managed to successfully turn the tables despite the fact that the was fought through the night under dangerous conditions.

This book presents a side-by-side view of the design and development of the opposing weapons systems, illustrated with newly commissioned digital artwork. It uses first-hand accounts to bring the desperate battles to life and explain why the American forces suffered early on, but eventually had their revenge.

About the Author

Commander (retired) Mark O. Stille served as a career Naval Intelligence Officer, spending over five years of his naval career assigned to various US Navy carriers. He continues to work in this field in a civilian capacity. He holds an MA from the Naval War College and has had several wargames published. He lives in Virginia, USA. The author lives in Dunn Loring, Virginia.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781846034664
Author:
Stille, Mark
Publisher:
Osprey Publishing (UK)
Illustrator:
Wright, Paul
Illustrator:
Gerrard, Howard
Author:
Gerrard, Howard
Author:
Wright, Paul
Subject:
Military - World War II
Subject:
Military - Naval
Subject:
Military - United States
Subject:
World war, 1939-1945
Subject:
World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns.
Subject:
Military-World War II General
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Duel
Series Volume:
22
Publication Date:
20091031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
40 B/W; 40 COL
Pages:
80
Dimensions:
9.80x7.28x.22 in. .58 lbs.

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Military » General History
History and Social Science » Military » Naval History
History and Social Science » Military » US Military » General
History and Social Science » Military » World War II » General
History and Social Science » Military » World War II » Nautical

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