National Geographic : 1944 Jan
The National Geographic Magazine lougias 1i. uiiver Delousing Calls for Sharp Eyes and Nimble Fingers on Bougainville Tribesmen in the Siwai District conduct this sanitary operation on the steps of a pig corral. Most prized possessions of the islanders, next to their wives, are their pigs and gardens. Siwai is midway between Buin, where the Japs built their principal Bougainville base, and Empress Augusta Bay, where United States Marines established their beachhead and first clashed with the enemy on Bougainville ground November 1, 1943. From Staff PhotographerHowell Walker Koalas Say These Yankees Are in Australia To American soldiers, the strange "critters" in the zoos down under are a never-ending source of wonder.