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by David Holdsworth
University of PNG Press  2012
32 pages
Map, photos
ISBN: 9980945818

Language: English

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Papua New Guinea

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.

Cover: G4M1 Betty 4698 abandoned at Kahili Airfield in southern Bougainville.
Page 1: Papua New Guinea Battlefields text
Page 2: Cape Wom memorial
Page 3: Japanese 75mm AA gun at Cape Wom
Page 4: (Upper) Japanese mountain gun Sepik (Lower) Japanese truck at Brandi High School
Page 5: Japanese search light at Brandi High School
Page 6: (Upper) Ki-21 Sally (Lower) Ki-61 Tony displayed at Wewak
Page 7: (Upper) Nationalist Chinese memorial marker near Rabaul (Lower) Naval gun at Coastwatchers Lookout
Page 8: (Upper) Barge Tunnel (Lower) Tunnel at Rabaul
Page 9: (Upper) Singapore Crane (Lower) "Yamamoto Bunker" IJN anchor
Page 10: (Upper) Japanese pillbox at Talwat on the Gazelle Peninsula (Lower) "Yamamoto Bunker" IJN flag
Page 11: Japanese 140mm Naval Gun near Kavieng
Page 12: New Ireland children playing with barbed wire roll
Page 13: (Upper) Japanese tank at Rabaul (Lower) Japanese tank at Panapai in New Ireland.
Page 14: Japanese ammunition found on Bougainville near the Buka Passage / Tinputz Road
Page 15: (Upper) 76.2mm AA gun at Lae (Lower) Japanese 25mm AA gun triple at Coastwatcher's Memorial
Page 16-17: F1M2 Pete 57?? in mangrove swamp off Sohano Island.
Page 18: (Upper) Base of searchlight [no caption provided] (Lower) Japanese occupation money
Page 19: Japanese armband of Sepik chief
Page 20: (Upper) Pontoon wharves at Milne Bay (Lower) American wharf at Milne Bay
Page 21: Japanese metal pillbox at Kangua on southern Bougainville.
Page 22: Admiral Yamamoto's G4M1 Betty 2656 (upper) tail section (lower) fuselage interior with door
Page 23: Admiral Yamamoto's G4M1 Betty 2656 prayer marker stick near wreckage
Page 24: (Upper) U.S. Bomber at Jacquinot Bay (Lower) Japanese weapons at scrap dealer in Wewak
Page 25: F4U Corsair 17804 crashed near Buin.
Page 26: (Upper) PBY Catalina (Lower) Wirraway at Jackson Airport at Port Moresby
Page 27: View towards Uberi on the Kokoda Trail
Page 28: (Upper) Idlers Bay gun battery base (Lower) Bomana Cemetery near Port Moresby
Page 29: (Upper) Kahili Airfield memorial with cross and prayer markers (Lower) Memorial Mission Hill near Wewak
Page 30: (Upper) Sepik Warrent Officer First Class Yawiga at Wewak ANZAC Day (Lower) ANZAC Day Wewak
Page 31: Coastwatcher memorial at Madang
Page 32: The hope of the future of Papua New Guinea, a Motu girl in traditional dress
Page 33: Papua New Guinea map.

This book has many of the same photos that appeared in Papua New Guinea Pacific War Images originally published by Robert Brown & Assoc. during 1984. The layout and page order is different.

Review by Justn Taylan  

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September 21, 2023

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