Nga Toa o te Moana-Nui-A-Kiwa The Warriors of the Pacific: Solomon Islands

Location:Solomon Islands, Vella Lavella
Subject:World War II
Length:30 minutes
Format:Master is on Imex
Year Released:2011
Director:Les Dawson
Producer:Ross Jennings
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Description:This documentary examines the crucial role of the Solomon Islands in defending the Pacific from Japanese invaders during World War II. It focuses on a 1943 battle on a heavily forested Island called Vella Lavella, which had been occupied by the Japanese. Allied forces from New Zealand and the United States battled for six weeks to recapture the island. Also looks at the work of the Solomon Island Scouts and the Coastwatchers. For information, contact Maori Television.
Record No:3517
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