• "Appreciate the sweep of events and the timescale involved"

    "To appreciate the sweep of events and the timescale involved, the reader is recommended to view the history of the battle as laid out over at Historyanimated"
    US Naval Institute
  • "Bird's Eye View"

    "The site provides a bird's eye view of Japanese and American military units as they hopscotch around the great chessboard of the Pacific."
    WWII Magazine
  • "Read Several Books and never get the same comprehension"

    "You could read several books and never get the same comprehension of the overall battles as with these animations."
    Armchair General Magazine
  • "One of my favorite US History resources"

    "One of my favorite US History resources.....my students absolutely loved the animations complete with their sound effects and marching visuals."
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Operation Cartwheel

Operation Cartwheel, 1942-1943

New Britain, Bougainville, Rabaul, Admiralty Islands, New Georgia

Once the Japanese onslaught is halted in the many battles for Guadalcanal, Admiral King and General MacArthur devise a plan to slowly strangle the huge Japanese base at Rabaul on the island of New Britain. They devise Operation Cartwheel which will simultaneously move a combined Australian/US force through New Guinea and a US/New Zealand force through the northern Solomon Islands (New Georgia, Bougainville).

The Battle Animation

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