Group of 7 pocket guides or dictionaries for use by U.S. troops in the Southwest Pacific, as well as a double-sided map printed on silk of Papua, New Guinea
1944·Washington, Melbourne, or Brisbane
by WORLD WAR II, Pacific Theater
Washington, Melbourne, or Brisbane, 1944. A scarce collection of World War II material intended for use by troops in the Southwest Pacific theater as part of the New Guinea campaign. Comprised of: 1) A Pocket Vocabulary of Malay, Pidgin English, and Japanese Phrases for the use of U.S. Troops in the Southwest Pacific Area . Headquarters, United States Army Services of Supply, Southwest Pacific Area [Brisbane]: September 1942. 96pp. Publisher's lettered buff stiff paper wrappers 2) You and the Native: Notes for the Guidance of Members of the Forces in their Relations with New Guinea Natives . General Headquarters, Southwest Pacific Area [Brisbane]: February 1943. , 17, pp. Publisher's lettered buff wrappers. 3) Getting About in New Guinea . General Headquarters, Southwest Pacific Area [Brisbane]: April 1943. , 29, pp. Publisher's lettered buff wrappers. 4) Friendly Fruits and Vegetables . Prepared by the General Staff, L.H.Q. Australia, and issued under the authority of the Commander Allied Land Forces S.W.P.A. Melbourne: May 1943. 71, pp. Publisher's lettered buff wrappers 5) A Pocket Guide to New Guinea and the Solomons ... For use of Miliary Personnel only ... Washington: War and Navy Departments, 1943. , 80pp. Publisher's green pictorial wrappers. 6) A Pocket Guide to Netherlands East Indies ... For use of Miliary Personnel only ... Washington: War and Navy Departments, 1944. , 78, pp. Publisher's pictorial brown wrappers. 7) Restricted. Japanese Phrase Book . Washington: War Department, February 1944. viii, 184pp. Publisher's cloth backed orange stiff wrappers. [With:] AAF Cloth Map - Southwest Pacific Area ... No. 18. Papua [with No. 19. Nassau, on verso]. Washington: Army Map Service, 1944. Printed in colors on silk. Sheet size: 35 x 27 1/2 inches. The two maps combined depict Papua, New Guinea from Cliff Point off Deception Bay in the southeast to the island of Pulau Japen in the northwest.
(Inventory #: 31336)
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