Search the Collection
Many Islanders also learned to use more complex tools. Two New Caledonians use a tractor to move cargo about the Noumea docks.
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.
Guadalcanal native who have joined in the fight against the Japanese are shown marching out to the front lines, carrying ammunition for the Marines. [See "more images" below for complete caption]
Evacuation of natives of Green Island, of New Ireland, to a place of safety is shown in this series of pictures. [See "more images" below for complete caption]
Apprentice: This little Melanesian boy helps his elders build a warehouse for U.S. Marines at a SoPac base.
As their island is occupied by U.S. troops, Nissan Islanders are evacuated by troop carrier to Guadalcanal [See "more images" below for complete caption]