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Ure Smith. Sydney, Australia. 1963. Savo and Guadalcanal are islands in the Solomons Group it was the location of one of the most appalling sea battles of WW2. Over 1000 American and Australian officers and naval seamen were killed. The US navy lost to the Japanese - two aircraft carriers, nine cruisers, eigteen destroyers, and dozens of lesser vessels including an oiler, a PT tender, two attack cargo ships and seven Transports. Australia lost HMAS 'Canberra' hit twenty four times in one minute - the blame for this fiasco was placed on the head of Admiral Crutchley. Blue cloth covered end boards. Sunbleached spine and upper fore-edge foxing otherwise in good condition. 237pp. 220 x 135mm.