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Honiara happy snaps

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I'm in Honiara (better known as Guadalcanal) for the next couple of weeks.

As I get a chance I'll grab some photos of stuff of interest (WW2 etc).

 

First photo (and this is painfully slow from here) is of the memorial to the Coastwatchers who reported the IJN fleet to Halsey giving him intel that the Japanese fleet didn't:

 

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Map of Guadalcanal wrecks.

 

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Most are dive sites so I won't get a chance to get to them this time around :(

 

 

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My main interest in WW2 is mainly in aircraft so the naval stuff is really have no idea about. I had no idea that the Guadalcanal was so intense, there is a lot of wrecks there including a lot of allied ships. Also had no idea that HMAS Canberra sank there, Australia has resurrected that name for a lot of ships. 

 

Something I'm going to have to read more about. Thanks for the info and the pics

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Great pictures! I would love to be able to travel around the pacific theatre and visit a lot of the memorials and such.

 

Glad to see someone sharing their experience with everyone esle.

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