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).
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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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The site was off Guadalcanal, an island that saw fierce fighting during World War II.
The highlight of my trip to Guadalcanal was meeting and spending time with Lee Springer, a United States Navy corpsman stationed on Guadalcanal in 1943 and 1944.
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A few years later his unit, the 8th Marine Regiment, went into the fight at Guadalcanal, where he commanded a platoon of 37 mm gunners.
Exhaustively researched, and drawing directly upon accounts written by Guadalcanal's combatants, military archives, and oral histories, Midnight in the Pacific is highly recommended especially for public and college library military history collections.
Dad survived Pearl Harbor and Guadalcanal to return stateside and ensure that his parents were sharecroppers no more.
The Guadalcanal mustached kingfisher is named for its streaks of colored feathers leading from its beak to the side of the head.
I was wounded on Guadalcanal and was recuperating in the San Diego Naval Hospital when I started to get the Red Cross to handle my disability claim.