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Marines Wade Through Lagoon, Guadalcanal, August 1942 | by Archives Branch, USMC History Division
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Marines Wade Through Lagoon, Guadalcanal, August 1942

"A 2d Marine Division patrol wades through one of Guadalcanal's many tropical lagoons. The battle for the Solomon Islands was the first offensive for American troops against the Japanese in World War II."

 

From the collection of Julian Smith (COLL/202), United States Marine Corps Archives & Special Collections

 

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Taken in August 1942