Guadalcanal diary approved 1h 33min drama, war 27 october 1943 usa the story of a large u. One of the greatest war movies of all time, combining actionpacked, highcaliber battle sequences with quintessential foxholebuddy camaraderie. The publisher has supplied this book in drm free form with digital watermarking. After reading invasion diary, i immediately picked this up. I had always passed this book up having read numerous accounts of guadalcanal and knowing the events by heart, thinking there was nothing else to know. The film premiered in the us around 27 october 1943, which was about ten months after the end of the guadalcanal campaign. Guadalcanal diary book 1st edition vintage wwii usmc 1943. It was made the year after the actual events portrayed in the film. Find guadalcanal diary by tregaskis, richard at biblio. Richard tregaskis collection howard gotlieb archival research. Guadalcanal diary was shot from may 14 to late july, 1943, mostly on location at camp pendleton, near oceanside, california.
Guadalcanal diary by richard tregaskis 1943 nice 1st. It was directed by lewis seiler and based on the book of the same name by richard tregaskis. Librarything is a cataloging and social networking site for booklovers. Richard tregaskis was a journalist and author, best known for this book about guadalcanal. While writing the manuscript for guadalcanal diary, richard tregaskis experienced profound and acute emotions as he recounted the stories of the men he had lived with on the island, and was grateful that he was still alive.
Guadalcanal diary is a memoir written by war correspondent richard tregaskis and originally published by random house on january 1, 1943. An instant bestseller when it was first published in 1943 and the basis for a popular film of the same name, guadalcanal diary set the standard for world war ii reportage. Guadalcanal diary by richard tregaskis, paperback barnes. Guadalcanal diary by richard tregaskis paperback first. Guadalcanal diary book by richard tregaskis thriftbooks. The principal focus of this war diary is on the people and events that shape the battle for guadalcanal. Guadalcanal diary book guadalcanal diary is a memoir written by war correspondent richard tregaskis and originally published by random house on january 1, 1943. War correspondent richard tregaskiss popular book was the basis for lewis seilers guadalcanal diary touching, a restrained, decidedly unsentimental chronicle of marines fighting the south sea jungles during an american offensive like many other hollywood wwii pictures, guadalcanal diary takes liberty with the historical facts. Guadalcanal diary by lewis seiler lewis seiler, preston s. Guadalcanal diary is a 1943 world war ii war film starring preston foster, lloyd nolan, william bendix, richard conte, anthony quinn and the film debut of richard jaeckel.
Guadalcanal diary is the title of this new film which twentieth centuryfox has based rather loosely upon the fine record, with that same title, which richard tregaskis wrote. It is for that reason that tacticians and military historians study the monthslong battle today, and their primary guide to that conflict is richard tregaskiss extraordinary guadalcanal diary. The books secret is the simple secret of all good reportingfidelity and detail. Books in the collection include guadalcanal diary 1943. Marine corps invasion of guadalcanal in the solomon islands during world war ii. Tregaskis himself became a casualty of world war ii later in 1943, when in sicily a piece of german shrapnel went. This remarkable diary was originally published in 1943, and has since become a classic of world war ii reporting. Born in elizabeth, new jersey, tregaskis graduated from harvard university and reported for the boston american before joining the international news service. The book recounts the authors time with the united states marine corps on guadalcanal in the early stages of the pivotal monthslong battle there starting in 1942. Guadalcanal diary, a new chapter in the history of america by a correspondent who landed on guadalcanal with the first detachment of united states marines, book by richard tregaskis. Based on richard tregaskis bestselling book, the script is by renowned screenwriter lamar trotti, who. Tregaskis has written several new chapters to tell how the battle for guadalcanal fitted into the history of the war in the pacific.
The story follows one squad of marines through the bloody assaults on the solomon islands during the opening stages of the war in the south pacific. Like many other hollywood wwii pictures, guadalcanal diary takes liberty with the historical facts. The films opening prologue in the preface of a book states. I had always passed this book up having read numerous accounts of guadalcanal and knowing the events by. Tregaskis 1943, 1st printing usmc in wwii, 1942 ebay. See the article in its original context from november 18, 1943, page 0 buy. Guadalcanal diary is a film directed by lewis seiler with preston foster, lloyd nolan, william bendix, richard conte, year. This celebrated classic gives a soldierseyeview of the guadalcanal battles. Guadalcanal diary came out smack dab in the middle of the u.
Though there are many and more recent books on this important battle, guadalcanal diary is combat reporting at its best. This is a story of the united states marines written by a crack newspaperman who knew how to do his job. Concentrating on the personal lives of those involved, a war correspondent takes us through the preparations, landing and initial campaign on guadalcanal during wwii. Guadalcanal diary but it is without question a painstaking, dignified and, in general, eloquent expression of a heroic theme. Richard tregaskis 19161973 was a journalist and awardwinning author best known for guadalcanal diary 1943, his bestselling chronicle of the us marine corps invasion of the solomon islands during world war ii. Returning to hawaii in october, he wrote up his notes into a book, and the manuscript was. Big planes being shot down by grummans and antiaircraft fire. Download for offline reading, highlight, bookmark or take notes while you read guadalcanal diary. Guadalcanal diary was originally published in 1943 while the battle for the solomon island group was fresh in the minds of americans. It is based on the book of the same name by richard tregaskis. Guadalcanal diary is a 1943 world war ii war film directed by lewis seiler, featuring preston foster, lloyd nolan, william bendix, richard conte, anthony quinn and the film debut of richard jaeckel.
Guadalcanal diary 1943 john wayne message board jwmb. Possible book club edition hardcover in blue cloth boards w redblack titling. Buy a cheap copy of guadalcanal diary book by richard tregaskis. It is a diary by richard tregaskis of his life during world war ii on guadalcanal island from july 26, 1943 to september 26, 1943. Color color identifier guadacanaldiaryntsc scanner internet archive html5 uploader 1. Its based on a book by the same title, written by richard tregaskis. Far more realistic then most of the movies made by hollywood in wwii about wwii guadalcanal diary keeps the action up and the the false heroics down. The incidents in the diary are tied together by an offscreen narrator into a cohesive storyline.
Nov 15, 2016 guadalcanal diary ebook written by richard tregaskis. Richard william tregaskis november 28, 1916 august 15, 1973 was an american journalist and author whose bestknown work is guadalcanal diary 1943, an account of just the first several weeks in august september 1942 of the u. Making the marines in the movie more human with real emotions and feeling about surviving the battle and coming back home when the wars finally over. Guadalcanal diary the national wwii museum new orleans.
Released in 1943, its authenticity and power remain undiminished. It would later be turned into a movie of the same name. Click to read more about guadalcanal diary by richard tregaskis. Guadalcanal diary, a stirring action drama of the marine. The book was written as a memoir richard tregaskis, a war correspondent for international news service, in the form of a daily journal.
He was a war correspondent who covered the taking of guadalcanal. This movie was made in 1943, only one year after the battle of guadalcanal, which was fought between 7 august 1942 and 9 february 1943. Up for sale vintage book gaudalcanal diary first edition by richard tregaskis, book is old but in good condition. In the first american offensive of world war ii, tregaskis went ashore with the marines at guadalcanal on august 7, 1942 and stayed with them for the next six weeks while they fought for survival against the japanese. Although tregaskis is present throughout the narrative as observer, his attention is almost. Many of the marines stationed there were filmed on maneuvers, and others appeared in the picture in small speaking parts or as extras. Digital rights management drm the publisher has supplied this book in encrypted form, which means that you need to install free software in order to unlock and read it. Guadalcanal diary by richard tregaskis librarything. Guadalcanal diary by tregaskis 1943 1st ed hardcover wwii usmc histo. Mar 09, 2012 war correspondent richard tregaskiss popular book was the basis for lewis seilers guadalcanal diary touching, a restrained, decidedly unsentimental chronicle of marines fighting the south sea jungles during an american offensive. Publication date 1943 topics marines, guadacanal, ww ii.
Uncommonly good collectible and rare books from uncommonly good booksellers. Guadalcanal diary by richard tregaskis, first edition. A volunteer combat correspondent, tregaskis braved much danger to bring the story of the fighting to american readers. Tregaskis himself became a casualty of world war ii later in 1943, when in sicily a piece of german shrapnel went literally through his brain. Nov 05, 2015 one of the greatest war movies of all time, combining actionpacked, highcaliber battle sequences with quintessential foxholebuddy camaraderie. Unlike some of those on guadalcanal in the fall of 1942, richard tregaskis volunteered to be there. It didnt let me down even though it chronologically fell before his invasion diary work.
It was directed by lewis seiler and based on the book. At the end of the book tregaskis provides a brief summary of the events which took place on guadalcanal between october 1942 and february 1943. Marines invasion task force bound for guadalcanal in the solomon islands in 1942. It is at times a sobering film and at other times an exalting one. Guadalcanal diary book, a memoir of war correspondent richard tregaskis, published 1 january 1943 guadalcanal diary film, a 1943 20th century fox film adaptation of the book guadalcanal diary band, an alternative jangle pop group from marietta, georgia. While the book is 1st printing written on first inside page, the dust jacket may not be 1st printing no price.792 901 1089 125 1279 1424 847 487 797 44 1216 954 249 824 1391 1116 1504 143 754 1495 705 243 732 1421 419 328 1412 1038 437 1015 590 379 1443 292 1484 1115 1145 698 1051 1077 70 1092 945 661 442 629 919