• "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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The Battle for Guadalcanal Island

The Battle for Guadalcanal, Aug, 1942 - Feb, 1943

Both sides realized that air control over the Solomon Islands and the Coral Sea was vital for either attacking Australia (on Japan’s part) or retaking the Philippines (on the US’s part). And both saw the flat area on the small island of Guadalcanal as ideal for an airfield. Japan installed a seaplane base on Tulagi Island in May and began constructing an airfield on Guadalcanal soon after. The Americans had already decided on Guadalcanal for an air base but now needed to seize the island from Japanese control. A long, grinding battle of attrition ensues which bleeds Japanese forces. See the Flash animation for more.

The Battle Animation

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