World Battlefronts: SLOW WAY TO TOKYO

This map shows why it will take time to get to the heart of the trouble in the Pacific.

In terms of captured territory, Japan made all its gains south and west of Formosa and the Carolines in less than a year. The Allies, on the other hand, have spent a year sending that little sprout up from Moumea to Guadalcanal and Munda and those tiny arterioles out from Port Moresby to Finschhaven in the north and to the Woodlark Islands off Milne Bay in the east. The difference is that no one was dug...

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