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Military newspaper printed in the jungles of New Guinea...



Item # 613374

October 6, 1945

GUINEA GOLD, "Australian Edition", Oct. 6, 1945  On November 19, 1942, Australian and U.S. troops fighting Japanese invaders in the New Guinea jungle read the first issue of "Guinea Gold", a unique four-page Australian army newspaper which day after day thereafter published a record number of world scoops. It was able to do so because U.S. General Douglas MacArthur, Supreme Commander of Allied Forces in the South-West Pacific, gave it permission to publish his communiqués 20 hours before the release time for the rest of the world's media.
The front page headline has: "Jap Political Prisoners Freed After Years Of Vile Conditions" "Navy Assumes Control Of U.S. Oil Refineries" & more items relating to the end of World War II.
An uncommon title, never bound nor trimmed, measures 10 by 11 1/2 inches, 4 pages, a few minor margin tears, but very nice condition.

Item from Catalog 263 (released for October, 2017)...

Category: The 20th Century

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