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Location
Samoa is the western half of the Samoa Islands and includes the main islands of Savaii, Upolu and borders American Samoa to the east, the International Date Line is located to the west. During 1900-1910 known as "German Samoa. During 1914 to 1997 known as "Western Samoa" or "British Samoa". On December 15, 1976 the nation of Samoa was recognized by the United Nations.

Wartime History
On May 8, 1942 the 3rd Marine Brigade convoy arrived off Apia and General Barrett assumed military command of Western Samoa.

Savaii Island (Savai'i)
Largest island in the Samoa Islands with the highest peak.

Upolu Island
Second largest island in Samoa includes Apia and Faleolo.

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Last Updated
August 25, 2018

 

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