The Tarawa coast-watch massacre of 1942

Last week I finally got around to writing the story of the Tarawa coast-watch massacre. I’ve been meaning to do this for a while. It’s the story of how 22 New Zealanders, many of them civilians working for the Post and Telegraph Department, were murdered by Japanese occupation forces in October 1942. There’s a memorial to them in central Wellington, outside the New Zealand Post headquarters.

My article’s published over on the Navy General Board. Jump across and check it out:

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