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Ventriloquist and his two charges entertain Marshall Islanders as part of a visit by Marine entertainers.
Gift-giving druing the war flowed two ways, and many Islanders recall the presents they gave to Allied and Japanese servicemen. [See "more images" below for complete caption]
In return, "in the name of Admiral Nimitz," the Naval officeres present Islanders with a pile of military supplies including cigarettes, cigars, spools of thread, knives, and caramel candy.
Island images of military outsiders were shaped by American films and magazines that flooded the Pacific during the war. [See "more images" below for complete caption]
Richard Umhoefer, Ebeye representative for the Marshall islands District Administrator, while giving final briefing to Ebeye residents scheduled for repatriation to Rongelap