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The Cay Setting & Symbolism

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Curacao

Curacao is one of the Dutch islands off the coast of Venezuela. During World War II, Curacao's refinery and oil tankers make it an important strategic site for the Allied Forces. Dutch is the primary language spoken here during this time, yet the island has an international flavor as Americans and people of other nationalities arrive in Curacao to help the war effort.

Willemstad

Willemstad is a town on the island of Curacao. It is here where Phillip and his parents make their home. Phillip's father, an American, moves to Willemstad to work at the refinery there and help with the war effort. Phillip Sr. is an expert at refining petroleum and during World War II the Royal Dutch Shell company recruits him to lend his expertise to increasing the production of aviation fuel for the Allied forces.

Koningin Emma Brug

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