When 2,500 Lost to 800 Marines – The First Major Defeat of the Japanese Army at Edson’s Ridge

First Major Defeat of the Japanese Army

Having seized the initiative on the seas of the Pacific Theater of World War 2, the United States pressed its advantage by launching ground campaigns to capture the Solomon Islands. By August of 1942, the Americans made their first moves to dislodge the Japanese from the South Pacific in the Battle of Guadalcanal. After establishing an initial foothold with Marine landings, the United States quickly found itself on the defensive. It would be the first time they faced off against a major Japanese Army unit.


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