On this day in History 2/9

Marines_rest_in_the_field_on_Guadalcanal

The Battle of Guadalcanal ended with an American victory on this day in 1943. One of the longest and most ferocious battles of WWII comes to an end, as Japanese forces retreat from Guadalcanal Island. It will be the first in a series of decisive American victories in the South Pacific.

Featured image courtesy of the US Navy and is public domainĀ in the United States.

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