Lincroft, NJ – Brookdale Community College’s Center for World War II Studies and Conflict Resolution will screen the classic, “Battlefield Guadalcanal” Tuesday, February 19 in the Warner Student Life Center, lower level, Twin Lights Room. The presentation will begin at 7:00 p.m.
The Video and Vets Series is a unique program featuring the presentation of a WWII inspired movie with discussion of the movie by subject experts. Film authority Neil O’Conner, Middletown, will provide historical commentary and following the screening, take questions.
Guadalcanal was the first major land battle of the Southern Pacific campaign during World War II. The island was considered key to the defense of eastern Australia and was the first step in the “march” up the Solomon Island chain to neutralize the key Japanese naval base at Rabaul, open up the road to the Philippines, and ultimately to Japan itself.
This episode is from the landmark television series Battlefield. Featuring fascinating archive footage from all over the world, the program includes a review of the political and military situation before the battle, portraits of leaders and commanders, an explanation of weapons and tactics, and the story of the battle itself.
In September 2012, Kate Middleton and Prince William’s Diamond Jubilee tour of the Far East included a visit to Honiara, Guadalcanal Island, once again bringing the international media to the historic areas highlighted in the film.
The fee and code for the film is $5 / Brookdale students free. To register for the viewing, call 732-224-2315 for event code XWWTS 278 PR.
The Center gratefully acknowledges the Program Series sponsorship provided by The Two River Times.