THE SOLOMONS CAMPAIGNS is the second volume in William L. McGee s acclaimed Pacific war trilogy, AMPHIBIOUS OPERATIONS IN THE SOUTH PACIFIC IN WORLD WAR II.From the Back Cover
The U.S. halted the Japanese advance at Midway and the Coral Sea. But in the Solomons, the U.S. not only stopped them, they began pushing them back!
All the Solomons Campaigns from Guadalcanal to Bougainville are described in this book. The author also continues to follow the new landing craft crews featured in Volume I, THE AMPHIBIANS ARE COMING!, as they move up the Slot with each new campaign.
Other books in the series
- Part I, THE SOUTHERN SOLOMONS CAMPAIGNS covers the bloody six-month struggle for Guadalcanal. The relationship between ground fighting, naval warfare and air combat is described in considerable detail as first one side and then the other gains the advantage. Seven major naval engagements are recounted.
- Part II, THE CENTRAL SOLOMONS CAMPAIGNS chronicles the amphibious operations in the New Georgia Islands group including the five separate landings at Rendova, Segi Point, Viru Harbor, Wickham Anchorage, and Rice Anchorage, plus three more significant naval battles and the occupation of Vella Lavella.
- Part III, THE NORTHERN SOLOMONS CAMPAIGNS recounts the seizure of the Treasuries, the Choiseul Diversion and the Bougainville campaign, plus two more significant naval battles.
- LESSONS LEARNED - Finally, the many valuable lessons learned during the Solomons Campaigns are summarized, ranging from logistic support and force requirements to offshore toeholds and leapfrogging. Most became doctrine in later Pacific campaigns.
Vol. I, THE AMPHIBIANS ARE COMING! Emergence of the Gator Navy and its Revolutionary Landing Craft
Vol. III, PACIFIC EXPRESS: The Critical Role of Military Logistics in World War II