Mission Raise Hell: The U.S. Marines on Choiseul, October-November 1943

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With Guadalcanal firmly in American control by October 1943, the Allies decided to invade Bougainville, another island in the Solomon chain, to tighten their stranglehold on the Japanese in the area. To divert the enemy's attention, a raid was ordered on the nearby island of Choiseul. Success relied on making the Japanese think that a Marine division had landed on Choiseul so that they would rush reinforcements there while a much larger American Marine force would land on Bougainville. But Allied resources were scarce, so ...

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Mission Raise Hell: The U.S. Marines on Choiseul, October-November 1943
2006, US Naval Institute Press

ISBN-13: 9781591141136

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