Guadalcanal killing fields

The Solomon Islands has this week marked the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Guadalcanal, one of World War Two’s most significant campaigns. The battle, which began on August 7, 1942, ran for five months and claimed 38,000 lives after Allied forces landed on islands in Guadalcanal in the southern Solomons. Dunedin journalist GILLIAN VINE attended the five-day commemorations in Honiara.

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New Zealand Defence Force personnel, police and High Commissioner Don Higgins had a packed day as the commemorations of the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Guadalcanal, in the Solomon Islands, continued on Monday. The day began with a 7am service at the United States war memorial on Skyline Ridge, Honiara. Among those present were […]

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