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World War II underwater cultural heritage sites in Truk lagoon : Consider a case for world heritage listing / Bill Jefferey.
Malden, MA : The Nautical Archaeology Society, 2004.
16 leaves : ill. : 29 cm.
IN: The International Journal of Nautical Archaeology (2004), volume 33: no. 1.
This paper explores a number of issues in regard to the world heritage listing of the World War II underwater cultural heritage sites located in Truk Lagoon. The destruction of the Japanese Naval Base at Truk was an important event in the American strategy to end World War II and it had a profound effect on the indigenous inhabitants. Divers from all over the world visit Truk Lagoon to dive the 50 shipwrecks and numerous aircraft. The paper investigates the significance of the sites in accordance with the criteria for world heritage listing, and in context with Pacific Island Nations requirements.
World War II--Shipwreck--Truk Island (Micronesia).
World heritage site--Chuuk, Micronesia (Federated States).
James Cook University
International Journal of Nautical Archaeology
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