World Battlefronts: BATTLE OF THE PACIFIC: Counter-Attack

First round of the American offensive in the Solomon Islands was over. The Navy had announced that the three islands where the Marines had landed—probably Florida, Tulagi and Guadalcanal—had been captured. There might still be bands of Japs to be mopped up in bloody battles in the interior hills and jungles, but the opening battle was over and the Americans had won.

After the opening round the only question was how quick and how powerful the Jap counterattack would be. One naval attempt to relieve the Jap defenders had already been beaten off...

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