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Mission Raise Hell: The U.S. Marines On Choiseul, October November 1943

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With Guadalcanal firmly in American control by October 1943, the Allies decided to invade Bougainville, another island in the Solomon chain, to tighten their stranglehold on the Japanese in the area. To divert the enemy's attention, a raid was ordered on the nearby island of Choiseul. Success relied on making the Japanese think that a Marine division had landed on Choiseul ...more
Published March 15th 2006 by US Naval Institute Press (first published March 1st 2006)
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Nov 24, 2013 Matt rated it liked it
I liked this book. Between a 3 and 4 star on this one. I would receommend this for any WWII buffs, anyone who like true battle stories, and likes to hear about human endurance for perspective.

Story of the marine platoons who went over to Choiseul for a few days in an effort to make enough noise and activity and draw japs from Bougainville where the real force would land. Their activity was a success. Costly for the group who went, but more costly for the japs who lost about 3-4X the men the mar
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