National Geographic : 1945 Jan
The National Geographic Magazine Sprouting Ferns Like a Dead Stump, a New Zealand Lieutenant Reports Back His platoon has held off several hundred Japs in Tokuo village for 24 hours. Hand grenades and carbine clips fill his bulging pockets. New Zealand and Fiji officers commanded the Fiji Battalion. In Wild Bamboo Highlands of Bougainville, a Radioman Talks with Torokina Having scouted in the heart of Jap country for 60 days, these men now pause during the 5~-day walk out over Mount Balbi (page 96). The Australian-made portable transmitter never failed them.