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Starvation Island - Guadalcanal Campaign - 7 August 1942 – 9 February 1943

Episode Summary

Hello again and thanks for listening I'm your host, Cullen. Today we are wrapping up our coverage of the battle of Guadalcanal. From the second battle of Bloody Ridge to the Japanese evacuation of Starvation Island we cover it all. 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 that 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 wrapping up our coverage of the battle of Guadalcanal. From the second battle of Bloody Ridge to the Japanese evacuation of Starvation Island we cover it all.


 

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 that 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/)

Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1300001

Artist: http://incompetech.com/


 

Sid Philips video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q0LokYgWQN4


 

Image - USS Hornet (CV 8) Painting by Gordon Grant, 1942, U.S. Navy Photo


 

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