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Military camp newspaper from the South Pacific: with a map!



Item # 675424

October 03, 1945

RIMBA POST, Biak, Netherlands East Antilles, Oct. 3, 1945  Biak is a small island located 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. This newspaper was begun shortly after the American takeover and looks much like other crude, typewriter-set, small-size "camp" newspapers from World War II done on a mimeograph machine.
Included with this issue is a map of the island with notations of various sites. It is separate from the issue & printed on one side only.
A issue is a single sheet and printed on both sides. Measures 8 by 13 inches, some toning and minor chipping at the top margin.

Category: World War II