Guadalcanal


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Gua·dal·ca·nal

 (gwŏd′l-kə-năl′)
A volcanic island of the western Pacific Ocean, the largest of the Solomon Islands. Visited by English navigators in 1788, the island became a British protectorate in 1893. It was occupied by the Japanese in World War II, leading to an invasion by US troops in August 1942. After fierce jungle fighting, the island was captured by the Allies in February 1943.

Guadalcanal

(ˌɡwɑːdəlkəˈnæl; Spanish ɡwaðalkaˈnal)
n
(Placename) a mountainous island in the SW Pacific, the largest of the Solomon Islands: under British protection until 1978; occupied by the Japanese (1942–43). Pop: 109 382 (1999). Area: 6475 sq km (2500 sq miles)

Gua•dal•ca•nal

(ˌgwɑd l kəˈnæl)

n.
the largest of the Solomon Islands, in the W central Pacific. 47,000; ab. 2500 sq. mi. (6475 sq. km).
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Noun1.Guadalcanal - a mountainous islandGuadalcanal - a mountainous island; the largest of the Solomon Islands in the independent state that is a member of the British Commonwealth
Battle of Guadalcanal, Guadalcanal - a battle in World War II in the Pacific (1942-1943); the island was occupied by the Japanese and later recaptured by American forces
Solomons, Solomon Islands - the northernmost islands are part of Papua New Guinea; the remainder form an independent state within the British Commonwealth
2.Guadalcanal - a battle in World War II in the Pacific (1942-1943)Guadalcanal - a battle in World War II in the Pacific (1942-1943); the island was occupied by the Japanese and later recaptured by American forces
Second World War, World War 2, World War II - a war between the Allies (Australia, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Czechoslovakia, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Ethiopia, France, Greece, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, India, Iran, Iraq, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Panama, Philippines, Poland, South Africa, United Kingdom, United States, USSR, Yugoslavia) and the Axis (Albania, Bulgaria, Finland, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Japan, Rumania, Slovakia, Thailand) from 1939 to 1945
Guadalcanal - a mountainous island; the largest of the Solomon Islands in the independent state that is a member of the British Commonwealth
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As the bull's horns and stamping hoofs kept off the coyotes, so his shot- gun kept off these Solomon Islanders, these twilight shades of bushmen of the island of Guadalcanal.
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Preston Foster stars in this drama based on the true events of 7 August, 1942, when Allied forces landed on the South Pacific island of Guadalcanal with the objective of denying the use of Japanese weaponry.
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Naval Academy, he survived the sinking of two Navy ships, the USS Vincennes (CA 44) and USS De Haven (DD 469) in action at Guadalcanal.
Seventy years after the 1st Marine Division came ashore on Guadalcanal in 1942, the Marines returned there recently to commemorate that battle and pay tribute to the battle's veterans and their families.
11 September 2012 - Australian metals miner SolGold plc (LON:SOLG) said on Tuesday it had invited offers from potential buyers for its Guadalcanal joint venture (GJV) together with its partner NVL Solomon Islands Limited, a unit of US gold producer Newmont Mining Corp (NYSE:NEM).