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  • Lesser Marshalls Including Assaults Against Smaller Islands
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    The Battle for the Marshall Islands by Pete God bey Military History SS-305 Professor BraimApril 9, 1999 The Marshall Islands consist of 32 coral atolls, which span 800 square miles of the Pacific Ocean. They are separated into two chains, the Rata k on the east, and R alik on the west. Each atoll is an enclosed or semi-enclosed reef on which islands and islets of coral, sand and rock have been built naturally. They range in size from pinpoint islets, like Kil i, to Kwajalein, the largest atoll ...
  • Voyage Cook
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    James Cook Do you know who the worlds greatest explorers are? One of them is the topic of this essay. This essay is about James Cook. The objective of this report will be to answer the following question: Why do we remember James Cook? James Cook was born on October 27, 1728 in Marton, England. At the age of 18 James Cook became an apprentice with a shipping company. His first voyages he worked on ships that carried coal to English ports. In 1755, during the French - Indian war, Cook joined the ...
  • Sharp Claims The Only Distant Voyages
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    Andrew Sharp claims in his Ancient Voyagers in the Pacific published in 1956 that the Pacific Islanders did not possess the necessary navigational and sailing technology to deliberately navigate the distances between islands of the Pacific when colonizing these islands. He claims colonization was random and accidental. However, more recent studies from 1972 on of Pacific navigation suggest deliberate navigation and colonization was possible and did take place. These studies have been supported b...
  • Islands Of The Pacific
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    Summary Essay The Pacific Colonial Acquisition in the Pacific / Colonization in the Pacific: Colonization in the Pacific began with the arrival of the first missionaries who came to spread the good news of God, the traders and whalers who came to trade and to do whaling, the prisoners and deserters who escaped ships that passed the Pacific islands on voyages, and the brave explorers who discovered other lands for their country. Then the colonial powers grew attention to the islands, wanting to c...
  • Non British Nationals In Islands
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    Most of the indigenous peoples of the Melanesian region are now subjected to pressures of Christianization and westernization. In some areas such forces have been at work for more than a century. In some interior areas, however, particularly in the rugged and virtually impenetrable mountains of New Guinea, contact with Western culture was not made until the 1930's or even later. Today even the most remote regions of Melanesia have become accessible, and they have been transformed. One significan...
  • Lives Of The Pacific Islanders
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    World War II came without warning or invitation for the people of the South Pacific and brought issues that few understood. The war became a period of excitement, hardship, and at the same time, of material abundance. Their islands, the place they called their homes, were abruptly exposed and used as never before to new outside influences and by uninvited guests. "Their harbours were used by fleets of warships, while onshore bases were built to house troops, and landing fields were constructed t...
  • Commander In Chief Of The Pacific Fleet
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    The name Chester W. Nimitz is legendary to American naval history. Nimitz who commanded the United States Pacific fleet guided Allied forces to victory in World War II. It was said that Nimitz was soft spoken, a team player, and a leader by example rather than exhortation. Although his tactical skills were considerable, some believe his greatest attribute was his leadership ability. Growing up in Fredericksburg in Central Texas, Chester Nimitz hardly seemed destined to become one of American's h...
  • Cook S Second Voyage
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    Abstract Captain James Cook is most perhaps famously remembered for his almost complete eradication of scurvy, and his skills as a great navigator and seaman. Despite this his beginnings as a seafarer are rather surprising for a historically important figure, in fact Cook seemed to come into the position he was in purely by chance. Cook made three significant voyages, both significant in the form of discovery, and in the improvement of navigation. Perhaps most famously discovering and claiming t...

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