Just to share to You who have interest in Guadalcanal
US memorial on Guadalcanal
Battle of Ilju/Tenaru river - app place where the famous photo were taken
Bloody Ridge - barbed wire
No wonder the japs got lost - this was the area they had to go through to approach Bloody Ridge
And through this for several days
Beached japanese cargo ships - the remains - good for diving
Memorial service for Munro
Relics left to visit
This guy was one of those who saved JFK
USS Sampson on visit
Funeral for a sister to one of the sailors lost on USS Quincy. She had requested to be laid to rest together with her brother
Well - back to basis - a 0,5 cal on a modern warship to protect against approching speed boats with terrorists
Too Awesome for words! Great Pictures!
Awesome pictures, I want to go there as well, someday
I have a special connection to this story. On Guadalcanal I was reading Thomas B. Franks excellent book about Guadalcanal. I was reading on the lawn of the hotel, and looked into the maps now and then.
I realised that the event with Munro happend exactly on the Beach in front of the hotel. So I was looking at the exact place I was reading about. There were a very fine memorial for Munro with high ranking naval officers and fine speeches.
Terrific photos Finn, thank you very much for sharing.
These are fantastic, thank you for sharing them here! Very moving about the sailor’s sister being laid to rest on the spot where he made the ultimate sacrifice so long ago.
We had American Soviet documentary movie “Unknown war” 1978 in Soviet Union. That movie made in US for American, who doesn’t know about Eastern front and terrible battles in Kiev, Kharkov, Stalingrad and Rzhev e t c. So we need the same movie “Unknown war 2” about South Pacific battles. Like Guadalcanal battle.