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Heroics At Henderson Field - Guadalcanal Campaign - 7 August 1942 – 9 February 1943

Episode Summary

Let's go back 77 years ago. To the steamy rank jungles of the South Pacific. To a place where the kuni grass grows as tall as a man and cuts like a katana. To an island whose name, few knew but soon all would remember. Where Marines became legends and the Japanese knew only as Starvation Island. Let’s go back to Guadalcanal.

Episode Notes

Hello again and thanks for listening I'm your host, Cullen. Today we are covering another massive story so strap in for the long haul, but first some housekeeping. Go to Instagram and Facebook for maps and images and to follow along. Head to iTunes when you get the chance and rate review subscribe! This really does help get the show get heard by more people. As always thanks to melhaks on fivver for the episode artwork! Two quick notes this episode has some Japanese names, I'm going to do my best, but I may butcher them, and for that I'm sorry! Lastly, there are a few quotes from historical figures I use in the episode that have a racist term. I wrestled with whether or not I should include them and ultimately I think it's necessary to give an idea of the people that said them and the emotions of the time. Just a heads up, I don't want anyone to be bowled over!

Alright, let's get stuck in!

Let's go back 77 years ago. To the steamy rank jungles of the South Pacific. To a place where the kuni grass grows as tall as a man and cuts like a katana. To an island whose name, few knew but soon all would remember. Where Marines became legends and the Japanese knew only as Starvation Island. Let’s go back to Guadalcanal.

This week’s main source - the Pacific War by William B. Hopkins

Music -
All This - Scoring Action by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
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At Launch by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
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Artist: http://incompetech.com/

Elegy by Wayne Jones

Image by Melhaks@fiver.com

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