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NetDave27-Dec-10 12:33
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Lee Humphries27-Dec-10 13:53
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I live on Guadalcanal. In the valley immediately below my house nearly one thousand Japanese soldiers were butchered in a single battle. If you travel a little out of town you can still find many (very) old Coconut palms with WWII bullet holes in them - plus the new bullet holes from the recent ethnic tension. The NZ army are still regularly blowing up very large amounts of recovered WWII ordinance (usually once a month). The most recent time (early December) the explosions were so large it felt like a small earthquake at my offices a few kilometres away.

Some of my in-laws (local Solomon Islanders) got "The Pacific" to watch - It seemed obvious to me that it wasn't worth watching when they didn't bother discussing it with us after just one session.

I've got more talking with the handful of elderly locals still alive who remember the actual battles from their childhood / early teens. The locals weren't passive observers, but very active participants. It still disappoints me that no-one has ever bothered putting their stories on screen, especially considering that some of their stories have actually been published.
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