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September 12, 1945

WORLD OBSERVER, Biak Island, Sept. 12, 1945 

* Rare military title from a remote island

A very uncommon "camp" newspaper from the South Pacific, actually a remote island just northwest of New Guinea.
During World War II it was a strategic airfield of the Japanese Army serving as a base for operations in the Pacific theater. American forces eventually captured the island during the Battle of Biak in June of 1944. The newspaper is two sheets stabled at the upper left, set by a typewriter & reproduced on a mimeograph machine. The ftpg. head notes: "TOJO ATTEMPTS SUICIDE".
Four pages, measures 8 by 13 inches, good condition.

Category: World War II