Story: Second World War

New Zealanders at Guadalcanal, 1943

From August 1942 the Americans landed at Guadalcanal in the Solomon Islands in the attempt to push back the Japanese. A year later members of the New Zealand 3rd Division began to assist them. Here New Zealand troops from that division sort out equipment on the beach at Guadalcanal.

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Ian McGibbon, 'Second World War - American counter-offensive', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 2 October 2023)

Story by Ian McGibbon, published 20 Jun 2012, updated 1 May 2016