America proved it was a nation not to be messed with and that started on Guadalcanal. In the summer of 1942, America was stinging from the horrific attack on Pearl Harbor. The first attempts to push back in the South Pacific were met with even more humiliating defeats for the U.S. Then came the battle of Guadalcanal where the American forces finally prevailed. This fascinating documentary takes viewers back to this vital chapter in WWII history and uses archival footage and interviews with the vets on thescene to tell the tale. A very gripping story.