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Guadalcanal

Located in the Solomon Islands, Guadalcanal was the scene of a bitter struggle between American and Japanese forces during World War II. The campaign lasted from August 1942 to February 1943, when Japanese forces abandoned the island to the Americans. The U.S. victory at Guadalcanal was the first land offensive against the Japanese during the war in the Pacific. The campaign also involved several major naval engagements.

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