Topic: Guadalcanal - A turning point in WWII
Detail: At the beginning World War II, the U.S. took a terrific beating at the hands of the Japanese Army and Navy in the Pacific. That changed on August 7, 1942 with the beginning of the Battle of Guadalcanal. Japanese military forces would never again be on the offensive. John Tonkin, a Marine veteran will look at this crucial campaign and at the observance of the 70th anniversary of the Battle of Guadalcanal, in the Solomon Islands on August 7, 2012.
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