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Bougainville Navy Yard, 1944

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The Bougainville campaign was a series of land and naval battles during the Pacific campaign of World War II. Named after the island of Bougainville in the Solomon Islands and part of Operation Cartwheel, the Allied grand strategy in the South Pacific, the campaign was fought in two phases and lasted from November 1944 until the Japanese surrender on August 21, 1945. By that time, it was almost exclusively Australian forces that were fighting the Japanese, and many were lost in battles that ultimately had little effect on the outcome of the war. (Wiki)

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