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Bougainville Blue By Brian F Darcey
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What is Bougainville Blue about? It’s about Bougainville. It’s about a ‘blue’ – Australian slang for a fight. It’s about the beauty of Bougainville and its flora... More > and fauna. It’s about the destruction which is a byproduct of ‘modernisation’. It’s a novel but, it also will enlighten the reader about the true happenings regarding the Panguna Mine. It was closed by a ragtag militia bent on reclaiming their land. There was a mine. Someone got some guns. The rest is history. The author lived in Bougainville for 15 years and saw the Bougainville Revolutionary Army come into being. He observed the rise and fall of Australian rule in Bougainville. He watched the ‘blue’ take place.< Less
Bougainville lsland- The Road Back By David Rogers
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The year is 1944. A young African-American U.S Army Infantry Captain gets the call to lead his all minority army battalion into a bloody battle against the Imperial Japanese army the occupies the... More > heavily armored pacific island of Bougainville.< Less
Bougainville lsland- The Road Back By David Rogers
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The year is 1944. A young African-American U.S Army Infantry Captain gets the call to lead his all minority army battalion into a bloody battle against the Imperial Japanese army the occupies the... More > heavily armored pacific island of Bougainville.< Less
Bougainville's Panguna mine and the economics of environmentalism By Martin Rait
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This discussion looks at some of the civil unrest on Bougainville Island in the mid 1990s with specific reference to the Panguna Mine. The hidden costs of the mining operations and environmental... More > concerns of the time are explored. An interesting retrospective for someone investigating modern environmental impacts of mining to compare with concerns in 1992. ISBN-13: 978-1-877485-65-7< Less
Bougainville ou L'étoile des Lumières By Richard de Montbrahan
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Le 12 novembre 1729, naissait, à Paris, dans une grande maison de la rue Barre-du-Bec, devenue aujourd’hui la rue du Temple, Louis-Antoine de Bougainville. Mathématicien reconnu... More > à l’âge de 22 ans, avocat au barreau de Paris, mousquetaire noir à 24 ans, secrétaire d’ambassade, nommé capitaine de dragons à 27 ans et premier aide de camp du Marquis de Montcalm, le général en chef envoyé par Louis XV en Nouvelle-France, telles furent les distinctions de Bougainville, célèbre des deux côtés de l’océan Atlantique et dans les îles les plus éloignées de l’océan Pacifique. Après avoir consacré de nombreuses années de recherches à la poursuite de ce héros, Richard de Montbrahan retrace la vie de l’une des plus grandes figures françaises du 18ème siècle qui, douée d’un esprit vif et d’une intelligence remarquable, combattit avec audace pour la défense des terres de France et parcourut les océans du monde au service de son pays, avant de traverser deux révolutions et un empire.< Less
Run and Gun By Lee James Walewander
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"Run and Gun" is an absorbing and energetically written military story about a young Professional baseball player who was drafted into the United States Marine Corps during World War II. ... More > This novelized version of his memoirs takes the reader through Boot camp, Marine Corps baseball, a love affair, oversea duty,and the "Battle of the Perimeter" on Bougainville in the Solomon Islands in March of 1944 and the invasion of the Philippine Islands in January of 1945. After the "Battle of the Perimeter" was over the various branches of the military organized baseball teams to play each other.The betting and fighting that took place during these games is priceless.< Less
A PT Skipper in the South Pacific By Kenneth W. Prescott
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Merriam Press Military Monograph 110. Second Edition (2011). From training at Melville, Rhode Island, to the South Pacific where as XO and CO of PT 61 and CO of PT 48 he served at Tulagi-Florida... More > Island, Guadalcanal, and the Russells, as well as on different assignments in Torokina, Bougainville, and Emirau, New Ireland, back to Melville and on to the USS Jamestown (AGP-3) as XO, home based in the Philippines, and finally to his post-war career in the Navy. Included are his bird collecting and taxidermy efforts during and after the war, as well as an encounter with future president John F. Kennedy. 100 photos.< Less
Memoirs Of A Groundpounder By Jacob Close
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What began as informal memoirs penned by a World War II veteran for his grandchildren, has become a vibrant narrative of life as a U.S. infantryman in the deadly struggle to free Pacific islands from... More > Japanese occupation. His odyssey begins with pre-war Stateside infantry training, progresses to fierce combat in the Solomon and Philippines islands, culminating with victory. This well-illustrated, riveting true story reveals just what made “The Greatest Generation” so great.< Less
World War II In Focus Vol. 1 By Ray Merriam
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Pictorial album of 303 color and B&W photos and illustrations on the following World War II subjects: Pearl Harbor, Dunkirk, Bougainville, Commandos, Quebec Conference, Spanish Blue Division,... More > Crete, Cyprus, Declaration of War on Japan, Doolittle, Tokyo Raid, Tito, Yugoslav Partisans, Continuation War, Japanese Airborne, Bermuda, China, Chiang Kai-shek, Merrill’s Marauders, Orde Wingate, The “Hump,” Khalkin Gol (Nomonhan), Ernst Busch (German Army), Wake Island, North Africa, Cossacks in the Wehrmacht, East Meets West, Eisenhower, New Britain. Printed on quality paper for superior reproduction.< Less
Endevour Journal of Sir Joseph Bank By Sir Joseph Bank
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Endevour Journal of Sir Joseph Bank Banks was promptly appointed to a joint Royal Navy/Royal Society scientific expedition to the south Pacific Ocean on HM Bark Endeavour, 1768–1771. This was... More > the first of James Cook's voyages of discovery in that region. This voyage went to Brazil, where Banks made the first scientific description of a now common garden plant, bougainvillea (named after Cook's French counterpart, Louis Antoine de Bougainville), and to other parts of South America. The voyage then progressed to Tahiti (where the transit of Venus was observed, the overt purpose of the mission), to New Zealand and to the east coast of Australia, where Cook mapped the coastline and made landfall at Botany Bay and at Endeavour River (near modern Cooktown) in Queensland, where they spent almost seven weeks ashore while the ship was repaired after becoming holed on the Great Barrier Reef.< Less