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The Guadalcanal campaign, also known as the Battle of Guadalcanal, was fought between August 7, 1942, and February 7, 1943, in the Pacific theatre of World War II. This campaign, was fought on the sea, in the air and on the ground, pitted US Marines against Imperial Japanese forces, and was a decisive, strategically significant campaign of World War II. The fighting took place on and around the island of Guadalcanal in the southern Solomon Islands and was the first major combined arms offensive launched by Allied forces against the Empire of Japan and our first major offensive victory of the Pacific theatre during World War II, Many have called it "The turning point in the pacific".