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Battles Won and Lost: The Guadalcanal Campaign, 1942
The Guadalcanal Campaign, 1942
Season 1  |  Episode 5  |  The History Channel  |  June 29, 2020

There were battles fought long and hard, from Guadalcanal in the Pacific to the siege at Leningrad, where more Soviets died than the combined casualties of all western Allies in the war. Others were rife with mistakes: short-lived, ill-conceived campaigns where targets were underestimated, whether it was the Allied forces' failed attempt to secure the defection of the French navy at Dakar or the end of the Japanese naval campaign at Leyte Gulf, where the Japanese first employed their shocking kamikaze tactics. This episode explores the breadth of these campaigns, including some of the more controversial strategies of the war.

There were battles fought long and hard, from Guadalcanal in the Pacific to the siege at Leningrad, where more Soviets died than the combined casualties of all western Allies in the war. Others were rife with mistakes: short-lived, ill-conceived campaigns where targets were underestimated, whether it was the Allied forces' failed attempt to secure the defection of the French navy at Dakar or the end of the Japanese naval campaign at Leyte Gulf, where the Japanese first employed their shocking kamikaze tactics. This episode explores the breadth of these campaigns, including some of the more controversial strategies of the war.

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