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Battlefields in Solomon Islands

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Battlefields

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]World War II holds an important part in the History of Solomon Islands. Guadalcanal, Iron Bottom Sound and Tulagi are familiar to war veterans. 2012 saw the commemoration of the 70th Anniversary of the Pacific War.

Some of the fiercest fighting of the war took place in and around Honiara. In 1942, here, during World War II’s bloodiest and longest campaign saw the loss of nearly 38,000 lives, which was the turning point of the war in the Pacific.

Many battle sites and relics of the war are found not only in Honiara but throughout the Solomon Islands.

There are around nine Historical sites that visitors can visit, around Honiara, Iron Bottom Sound, Tulagi, Western Province and other areas.

Honiara and Guadalcanal includes, places like Betikama, Mbonegi, Henderson Airfield, Thin Red Line, American War Memorial, Vilu War Museum, Bloody Ridge, Alligator Creek and The MAtanikau River.

Iron Bottom Sound is the passage between the Florida Islands and Guadalcanal. This was named after for the numerous ships, airplanes and transport equipment that rested there after the war.

In Tulagi, there is the old base at Tulagi, Japanese tunnels and sites, Guvutu and numerous underwater aircrafts.

Tours are available for visit these sites. With a lot of remains from the war both on land and underwater, you can connect back in time with rich history during the war.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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