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Shell craters and foxholes dot Kakambona beach--evidence of the U.S. bombardment the day before that drove Japanese from the area. [See "more images" below for complete caption]
Caught in the tides of battle, Papuans who had lived under Japanese occupation for two years are here picked up and transported to Allied positions by the U.S. 158th infantry.
Alex Kwaisufu, a private in the Solomon Islands Labour Corps, observes Lt. Schuman of New York filling out an absentee voting ballot. [See "more images" below for complete caption]
U.S. troops lead Kwajalein people along the beach for evacuation to nearby Enilapkan Island. [See "more images" below for complete caption]
Many Islanders also learned to use more complex tools. Two New Caledonians use a tractor to move cargo about the Noumea docks.
The films which circulated in great numbers during the war introduced many Islanders to new and more graphic images of Western culture.[See "more images" below for complete caption]