Tales of the South Pacific Chapter Abstracts for Teachers

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pp. 9-12, The South Pacific, pp. 13-25, The Coral Sea

• The narrator writes about people he met in the South Pacific while serving in the U.S. Navy in World War II.

• Unlike the large land battles of Europe, in the South Pacific, soldiers and navy personnel are usually stuck on small islands with not much to do between horrible battles.

• In mid-April of 1942, the narrator is sent to a small observation and plane repair station on Vanicoro Island in the New Hebrides.

• The stations sends out regular radio reports on enemy plane and ship sightings.
• One day American planes are spotted flying by and the radio broadcast informs the men that the Battle of the Coral Sea has begun.

• After two days of fighting, a New Zealand radio report states that the Japanese fleet has been defeated and that New Zealand is saved.

pp. 26-49, Mutiny

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