• "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."
    Free Technology for Teachers

The Battle of Savo Island

The Battle of Savo Island, August 9, 1942

On learning of the American landing on Guadalcanal on August 7 and 8, Admiral Mikawa throws together a force of 7 cruisers and a destroyer to oppose the landing. In the middle of the night of August 9, his force slips by two American picket destroyers and mauls the American naval forces guarding the landing by sinking 4 cruisers with little damage to his own ships. But, for fear of American carrier forces, Mikawa fails to follow up his attack by assaulting the vulnerable transports. See the Flash animation for more.


The Battle Animation

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