noworkinternational wrote:Savo Island, November 13-15, 1942.
Actions that produced the true turning point in the Pacific War. Midway was grand, but still only a tactical victory.
Savo Island, November 1942 was a tactical draw, or loss, but a strategic victory.
In Harm's Way tried to kinda depict it, that and New Guinea, but bit off more than it could chew.
Hop to it! I want to see that movie!
I believe that the Battle of Savo Island actually took place August 9, 1942 and the result was the sinking of 4 allied cruisers with little loss to the Japanese. While it would make a spectacular movie, what I have generally seen referred to as The First and Second Battles of Guadalcanal--and what you are no doubt referring to as the dates are the same--were much more even fights with a lot of destruction being visited on both sides and a great deal of uncertainty as to the likely outcome. A better movie--but that's what you meant I am sure so maybe I should just shut up lol.