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Further reading about US forces in the Pacific

If you want to out more about the US forces in the Pacific and New Zealand during World War II we recommend the following key books and articles.

J. A. Bennett, Natives and Exotics: Environment and World War Two in the Southern Pacific Islands. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press, 2009.

D. Bevan, The United States Forces in New Zealand, 1942-1945. Alexandra: Macpherson Publishing, 1992.

H. Bioletti, The Yanks are Coming: An American Invasion of New Zealand, 1942-1944. Auckland: Century Hutchinson, 1989.

J. Fyfe, ed. War stories our mothers never told us. Auckland: Penguin, 1995.

Thomas J. Larson and Alex W. Du Prel, Bora Bora: History and GIs in Paradise: The Bobcat Project. Papeete, Tahiti: Editions Pacific Promotion, c. 1997.

L. Lindstrom and G. M. White, Island Encounters: Black and White Memories of the Pacific War. Washington: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1990.

Kim Munholland, Rock of Contention: Free French and Americans at War in New Caledonia, 1940-1945. New York and Oxford: Berghahn Books, 2005.

J. Phillips, Brief encounter: American forces and the New Zealand people, 1942-1945. Wellington: Historical Branch, 1992.

H. E. L. Priday, The War from Coconut Square: The Story of the Defence of the Island Bases of the South Pacific. Wellington: Reed, 1945.

A. Ravuvu, Fijians at War 1939-1945. Suva: Institute of Pacific Studies of the University of the South Pacific, 1988.

A. Rogers, ed. War Years: New Zealanders Remember 1939-45. Wellington: Platform, 1989.

N. M. Taylor, The New Zealand People at War: The Home Front, Vol II. Wellington: Government Printer, 1986.

C. J. Weeks, “The United States Occupation of Tonga, 1942-45: The Social and Economic Aspect,” Pacific Historical Review 56(3), 1987, 399-426.

G. M. White and L. Lindstrom, The Pacific Theater: Island Representations of World War II. Honolulu: University of Hawai`i Press, 1989.

E. Wood-Ellem, Queen S?lote of Tonga. Auckland: Auckland University Press, 1999.


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