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Devil Dogs: King Company from Guadalcanal to the Shores of Japan

24 September 2022, 2.00pm

£10.00
'Devil Dogs' book cover
'Devil Dogs' book cover
24 September 2022, 2.00pm

Devil Dogs: King Company from Guadalcanal to the Shores of Japan

Bestselling historian Saul David shares the dramatic tale of the first, and last, American troops to engage the enemy during the Second World War.
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The ‘Devil Dogs’ of K Company, 3/5 Marines, were part of the legendary first Marine Division. They were involved in the first US ground offensive of the Second World War, landing on the beaches of Guadalcanal in 1942 and were present when Okinawa fell to American troops in June 1945.

Their war was populated by intense fighting across the coral wasteland of Peleliu and the ‘Green Hell’ of Cape Gloucester on the island of New Britain.

Join Saul David as he reflects on the experiences of the ordinary American men who served as part of the Devil Dogs, tasked with taking on the might of the Imperial Japanese Army.

Placing the Devil Dogs in their context, he will consider how they managed to defeat some of the most effective soldiers in world history and will explore the strong bonds of brotherhood that endure to this day.

The speaker

Saul David is an award-winning historian and broadcaster who has written extensively on military history. His past publications include The Indian Mutiny:1857 (2002), All the King’s Men: The British Redcoat in the Era of Sword and Musket (2012), 100 Days to Victory: How the Great War was Fought and Won, 1914-1918 (2013); and Operation Thunderbolt: Flight 139 and the Raid on Entebbe (2015). He has also written three historical novels set in the late Victorian period.

He often appears on British radio and television. He is a Professor of Military History at the University of Buckingham.

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Details

Date:
24 September 2022
Time:
2.00pm - 3.00pm
Cost:
£10.00
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Venue

National Army Museum (Foyle 1)
Royal Hospital Road
London, SW3 4HT United Kingdom