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Conflict in Kiribati : a history of the Second World War

Author: Peter McQuarrie; Macmillan Brown Centre for Pacific Studies.
Publisher: Christchurch, N.Z. : Macmillan Brown Centre for Pacific Studies, 2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Documents the political, social and military context of the Second World War as it affected Kiribati. Uses oral and written accounts from people directly involved and official records.
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
McQuarrie, Peter.
Conflict in Kiribati.
Christchurch, N.Z. : Macmillan Brown Centre for Pacific Studies, University of Canterbury, 2000
(OCoLC)606505915
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter McQuarrie; Macmillan Brown Centre for Pacific Studies.
ISBN: 1877175218 9781877175213
OCLC Number: 47935771
Description: xxiv, 237 p. : ill., maps ; 21 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
Part one: The dawning. (1. The arrival of the German-Marshallese ; 2. Airfield surveys in the Phoenix and Line Islands ; 3. Fanning island garrison ; 4. Coast-watching ; 5. German raiders) --
Part two: The rising Sun. (6. After Pearl Harbor: Banaba and Tarawa ; 7. Butaritari captured ; 8. Launch escape ; 9. Carlson's raid and the bombing of Keuea ; 10. Occupation of Banaba and Abemama ; 11. Occupation of Tarawa and fortification of Betio) --
Part three: The setting Sun. (12. Bombiong ; 13. Operation Galvanic ; 14. US occupation ; 15. Surrender in Banaba) --
Conclusion. Appendices. (AL: Contributors ; B: Coast-watchers in Kiribati ; C: Chinese in Kiribati in the Second World War ; D: Victims of the bombing of Keuea, 18 August 1942 ; E: Memorials ; F: Japanese dead on Abemama ; G: Honours and awards ; H: Chronology of conflict and occupation, 1939-1948 ; I: Abbreviations)
Responsibility: Peter McQuarrie.

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Documents the political, social and military context of the Second World War as it affected Kiribati. Uses oral and written accounts from people directly involved and official records.

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