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Guadalcanal Campaign - Naval Battle of Guadalcanal
... After the defeat in the Battle for Henderson Field, the IJA planned to try again to retake the airfield in November 1942, but further reinforcements were ... Hiei and Kirishima, equipped with special fragmentation shells, were to bombard Henderson Field on the night of November 12–13 and destroy it and the ... November, Allied intelligence learned that the Japanese were preparing again to try to retake Henderson Field ...

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    After all the field of battle possesses many advantages over the drawing-room. There at least is no room for pretension or excessive ceremony, no shaking of hands or rubbing of noses, which make one doubt your sincerity, but hearty as well as hard hand-play. It at least exhibits one of the faces of humanity, the former only a mask.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    Once a word is spoken, a team of four horse cannot retake it.
    Chinese proverb.