World Battlefronts: BATTLE OF THE PACIFIC: Blood on the Shore

The Allied world had to wait awhile for the full story of what happened in the Solomon Islands. Until the Marines had done their work, and the Navy was ready to tell the story, it was enough to know that this time the shells pounding the invaded islands came from U.S. ships. This time the bombs rending docks, ships, airdromes and troops were U.S. bombs. The men riding shoreward in squat assault boats, leaping to the beaches, mounting their guns and slowly closing their hold on the islands were U.S. Marines. This...

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