Events leading up to the battle
As World War 2 raged in Europe, America remained idle. The American people did not want to be involved in another war. America stayed out for three years before Pearl Harbor. After that there was no question, America had no choice. We had to enter the war. The thing is, America would be fighting on two fronts, in Europe and in the Pacific. This battle takes place in the pacific on the Solomon islands. This group of islands was captured by the Japanese in the early part of the war. The map to the left shows all the land the Japanese captured at their peak. But, by the end of the war they would lose most of it to the allies. This website tells about the liberation of one of the Solomon Islands, Guadalcanal.