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Battle of Guadalcanal ends in 1943...

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February 09, 1943

THE SPRINGFIELD UNION, Massachusetts, February 9, 1943 

* Battle of Guadalcanal ends 
* Solomon Islands campaign 
* World War II 

This 8 page newspaper has a nice banner headline on the front page: "Enemy Resistance On Guadalcanal Ended, Knox Says" with subheads. Coverage on the final capture of the island of Guadalcanal in the Solomons chain.

Other news, sports and various advertisements of the day throughout. Minor spine wear, otherwise nice condition.

wikipedia notes: The Guadalcanal Campaign, also known as the Battle of Guadalcanal, was fought between August 7, 1942, and February 9, 1943, in the Pacific theater of World War II. Fought on the ground, at sea, and in the air, this was a strategically significant, and decisive, campaign which pitted Allied forces against Imperial Japanese forces. The fighting took place on and around the island of Guadalcanal in the southern Solomon Islands, and was the first major offensive launched by Allied forces against the Empire of Japan.

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