National Geographic : 1943 Sep
Deane Dickason from Ewing Galloway Life Is Peaceful and Languorous in Papeete, Capital City of Tahiti andFrench Oceania Behind hotels and church, bungalows lie hidden in tropical verdure. In the harbor a glass-bottomed boat is a reminder ofpeacetime's many visitors tocoral gardens. In the evenings, island belles in bright frocks promenade along the water front. Early in the war Tahiti followed Free France.