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Yanks and Aussies in Battle. Official photographs of the Pacific War

Date: 1942
Overall: 271 x 215 x 2 mm, 137.37 g
Medium: Ink on paper
Credit Line: ANMM Collection Purchased with USA Bicentennial Gift funds
Object Name: Booklet
Object No: 00046774

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    This Australian-published booklet was printed in Sydney by The Harbour for N.S.W. Bookstall Co. Pty. Ltd. This booklet presents a photo-journalistic of the war in the Pacific. It chronicles the engagements at Pearl Harbour, joint operations on Guadalcanal, the New Guinea campaign, Timor and New Caledonia.
    SignificanceThis booklet presents a photo-journalistic view of the war in the Pacific. It also refers to the Atlantic Charter, drafted and signed by the US and Britain in 1941 which proposed peaceful cooperation of all nations after the defeat of the Nazis.
    HistoryThe Pacific War initially began as a conflict between the Republic of China and the Empire of Japan on 7 July 1937. By 1941 the conflict had become part of the greater World War II, with the Allied powers joining China in the war against Japan. The Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbour in December 1941 saw America officially enter the conflict.

    Prior to the entry of the United States into World War II in 1941, President F. D. Roosevelt and Prime Minister Churchill drafted the Atlantic Charter, an eight point vision of the world post World War II. The 8 points included post war disarmament; no territorial gains sought by the United Kingdom or the United States; the lowering of trade barriers; global economic cooperation and the right to self-determination. The Charter was issued as a joint declaration on 14 August, 1941. Following the end of World War II, the Charter provided a basis for the creation of a number of international organisations, most significantly the United Nations.
    Additional Titles

    Web title: Yanks and Aussies in Battle. Official photographs of the Pacific War

    Assigned title: Yanks and Aussies in battle - Official photographs of Pacific War from Pearl Harbour to Timor

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