New Zealanders on the Green Islands

New Zealanders on the Green Islands

New Zealanders on the Green Islands

Her we see two New Zealanders during the short battle for the Green Islands (15-20 February 1944), which saw the Allies overwhelm the tiny Japanese island, only losing ten New Zealanders and three American killed and 24 wounded. According to the wartime caption the soldier on the right was aiming at a Japanese sniper, in which case the photographer was in an unusually dangerous position..


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