GUADALCANAL SECURED ON THIS DAY IN 1943

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On February 8, 1943, Japanese troops evacuated Guadalcanal,
leaving the island in Allied possession after a prolonged campaign.

The American victory paved the way for other Allied wins in the
Solomon Islands.

Guadalcanal is the largest of the Solomons, a group of 992 islands
and atolls, 347 of which are inhabited, in the South Pacific Ocean.

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"Guadalcanal" Painting by Keinichi Nakamura 1943.

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