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World War II Battles of Midway & Guadalcanal

Guadalcanal Campaign, 1942

Guadalcanal Campaign, 1942

New York City
Saturday, August 17, 2013

Historians debate the turning point in the Pacific theater during World War II. Craig Symonds argues the Battle of Midway was the decisive engagement that shifted momentum in the Allies favor, while Richard Frank asserts that the bloody campaign of Guadalcanal thwarted future Axis plans and resulted in a permanent blow to the Japanese war machine. The New-York Historical Society hosted this discussion.

Updated: Wednesday, August 7, 2013 at 6:33pm (ET)

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