1. How is Buka Island described in Chapter 1?
Buka Island is the northernmost island in the Solomon Islands. It is occupied by the Japanese but there is a hidden Coastwatchers Station there that monitors and reports on the movements of the Japanese.
2. What is the significance of the crates in the freighter that docks in Melbourne?
In early 1942, the freighter John T. Rogers Jr. docks at Melbourne. The crates that are unloaded are not looked at for two weeks. They contain twenty thousand cavalry sabers. An Australian firm is hired to convert the sabers into machetes
3. What happens when the radio goes off before the invasion?
Sub Lieutenant Jakob Reeves is on Buka Island, reporting on the Japanese. He is a Coastwatcher and his radio goes off before the invasion. Sergeant Steven M. Koffler and Howard are parachuted in with a replacement radio.
4. What is the importance of the Coastwatchers?
The Coastwatchers are an Australian organization that monitor invasion attempts.
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