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by David Holdsworth
Robert Brown & Assoc.  1984
Softcover
32 pages
Map, photos
ISBN: 0-909197-35-0

Language: English

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Papua New Guinea
Pacific War Images

Author David Holdsworth was written many photographic books of Papua New Guinea imagery. This book documents war wreckage Papua New Guinea during the early 1980s of war wreckage in Port Moresby, Rabaul, Wewak and Bougainville.

The book includes many famous war wrecks including:
Cover: Australian war graves at Bomana Cemetery near Port Moresby.
Page 1: Pacific War Images text
Page 2: Japanese truck at Brandi High School
Page 3: Japanese search light at Brandi High School
Page 4: (Upper) Cape Wom memorial (Lower) Japanese 75mm AA gun
Page 5: (Upper) Japanese 20mm AA gun (Lower) Japanese cave near Wewak
Page 6: Ki-21 Sally wreckage near Lakunai Airfield at Rabaul
Page 7: (Upper) 127mm AA gun at Sulpher Creek near Rabaul (Lower) Japanese truck Malmaluan near Rabaul
Page 8: (Upper) Singapore Crane (Lower Left) Barge Tunnel (Right) Tunnel at Rabaul
Page 9: (Upper) 76.2mm AA gun at Lae (Lower) Panapae Airfield on New Ireland
Page 10: Japanese tank wreckage at Panapae on New Ireland
Page 11: Admiral Yamamoto's G4M1 Betty 2656 tail wreckage in southern Bougainville.
Page 12: Admiral Yamamoto's G4M1 Betty 2656 (upper) interior view towards tail turret (lower) tail section
Page 13: (Upper) "Yamamoto Bunker" IJN anchor (Lower) "Yamamoto Bunker" map of Rabaul area.
Page 14: (Upper) M3 Stuart 2300 at Buna (Lower) Upside down Matilda Tank on Bougainville
Page 15: Japanese G4M1 Betty wreckage near Buka Passage.
Page 16-17: G4M1 Betty 4698 abandoned at Kahili Airfield in southern Bougainville.
Page 18: (Upper) F4U Corsair 17804 crashed near Buin (Lower) Pontoon wharves at Milne Bay
Page 19: (Upper) Road grader near Sattleburg (Lower) Japanese Army Type 95 Tank at Rabaul
Page 20: (Upper Left) Dry dock Manus (Upper Right) Japanese occupation money (Lower) C-47 Dakota wreckage
Page 21: Japanese ammunition found on Bougainville near the Buka Passage / Tinputz Road
Page 22: (Upper) F1M2 Pete 57?? (Lower) Japanese pillbox at Kangua on southern Bougainville.
Page 23: (Upper Left) Japanese flag (Upper Right) Japanese armband of Sepik chief (Lower) Cross Buna Mission
Page 24: (Upper) Basilik Gun Battery (Lower) Gun battery
Page 25: (Upper) Bomana Cemetery near Port Moresby (Lower left) Australian grave (Lower right) View of Uberi
Page 26: Bitapaka War Cemetery Tablets to the Unknown Rabaul Memorial and cross
Page 27: Nationalist Chinese memorial marker near Rabaul
Page 28: Kahili Airfield memorial with cross and Japanese prayer markers
Page 28: Japanese Naval gun near Kavieng
Page 29: (Upper left) prayer marker at G4M1 Betty 2656 (Upper right) Coastwatcher memorial at Madang (Lower) Japanese memorial atop Mission Hill near Wewak
Page 30: (Upper) 25mm AA gun near "Yamamoto Bunker" at Rabaul (Lower) Lest We Forget memorial in PNG
Page 31: Sepik Warrent Officer First Class Yawiga, DCM at Wewak ANZAC Day.
Page 32: Papua New Guinea provincial boundry map.

This book has many of the same photos appear in Papua New Guinea Battlefields published by the University of PNG Press in 2012. The layout and page order is different.

Review by Justin Taylan

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Last Updated
May 16, 2018


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