The Back Door to Bougainville
21 February 2012 | Places
I’ve just travelled up through the Solomon Islands and across to the troubled Papua New Guinea island of Bougainville. You can find various discussions on travelling this route in Thorn Tree.
◄ I started by flying from Brisbane in Australia to Honiara in the Solomo...
The Tokyo Express = Rat Transportation
12 February 2011 | Places
In the bitter battle for the Solomons the US forces soon achieved air superiority and to supply their beleaguered forces on Guadalcanal Island the Japanese resorted to racing destroyers down The Slot (aka New Georgia Sound) under cover of darkness. To the Americans it...