Turning the Tide in the Pacific—Midway and Guadalcanal
Lecture no. 14 from the course: World War II: A Military and Social History
Taught by Professor Thomas Childers | 29 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online History Courses
Two extraordinary battles, one at sea and one on land, marked the turning point of the war in the Pacific. The first crushes the Japanese Navy and preserves the American position in Hawaii; the second marks the first defeat for Japanese land forces and sets the tone for the ferocious combat that would characterize Japanese-American combat throughout the South Pacific.