The Battle of Guadalcanal

On August 7, 1942, Allied forces, predominantly United States Marines, landed on Guadalcanal, Tulagi, and Florida in the southern Solomon Islands, with the objective of denying their use by the Japanese to threaten Allied supply and communication routes between the United States, Australia, and New Zealand; powerful American and Australian naval forces supported these landings. It was the first major offensive by Allied forces against … Continue reading The Battle of Guadalcanal

South Orkneys #4L2 (1944)

South Orkney Islands #4L2 (1944)

The South Orkney Islands are a group of islands in the Southern Ocean, about 375 miles (604 kilometers) north-east of the tip of the Antarctic Peninsula, situated at latitudes about 60°30′ to 60°83′ S and longitudes 44°25′ to 46°25′ W. The archipelago comprises four main islands. Coronation Island is the largest, measuring about 30 miles (48 km) long; its highest point is Mount Nivea which … Continue reading South Orkney Islands #4L2 (1944)