Well, actually, more a timeline.
Our fellow long-time Moron ArthurK has been “liveblogging” the Battle of Guadalcanal on twitter.
He’s also covering the great battles of Coral Sea, and presumably Midway.
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Coral Sea and Midway would reverse the tide of the Japanese Navy, making possible the attack through the open Central Pacific.
But the epic struggle of Guadalcanal would be just as critical, opening the drive through the Solomons, and leading the way to the little known, but incredibly important drive through the Southwest Pacific. It was the SWP that held the resources Japan had gone to war for, and it was the drive there that would, in time, cut Japan off from them.