from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- A volcanic island of the western Pacific Ocean, the largest of the Solomon Islands. Visited by English navigators in 1788, the island became a British protectorate in 1893. It was occupied by the Japanese in World War II, leading to an invasion by U.S. troops in August 1942. After fierce jungle fighting, the island was captured by the Allies in February 1943.
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- proper n. a volcanic island in the Pacific, part of the Solomon Islands
- proper n. a battle in World War II in which American forces recaptured it from the Japanese
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. a mountainous island; the largest of the Solomon Islands in the independent state that is a member of the British Commonwealth.
- n. A battle in World War II in the Pacific (1942-1943), in which American forces invaded the island of Guadalcanal, then occupied by Japanese forces; the island was recaptured by American forces after heavy fighting.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a mountainous island; the largest of the Solomon Islands in the independent state that is a member of the British Commonwealth
- n. a battle in World War II in the Pacific (1942-1943); the island was occupied by the Japanese and later recaptured by American forces
On November 14, 1908, a very ill Jack London, having left the Snark in Guadalcanal, arrived in Sydney, Australia for medical treatment.
I realize Col. Cooper fought in Guadalcanal with bolt action Springfields, and tends to be partial towards bolt guns even for defense use, but why the double standard?
The soldiers called Guadalcanal “Starvation Island.”
One shell hit a ration dump, covering part of the perimeter with a layer of Spam, providing sustenance for the army of rats that called Guadalcanal home.
They quickly came up with a new name for Guadalcanal.
To support the coming fight for Port Moresby, the Japanese began secretly building an airbase on a tiny island called Guadalcanal.
March 15th, 2010 more images LOS ANGELES (GaeaTimes. com) - On Sunday, Mar 14, "The Pacific" aired its first episode which was named "Guadalcanal".
“From Broadway to Guadalcanal, on the backs of trucks, makeshift platforms, and elegant theater stages,” writes historian Allan Bérubé, “American GIs did put on all-male shows for each other that almost always featured female impersonation routines.”
By the time I hit the shores of Guadalcanal the General had rotated back to the States.
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