“LONELY VIGIL” Coastwatchers of the Solomons. By Walter Lord. Largely an untold story of the Pacific War, this is the first complete account of the Coastwatchers of the Solomon Islands. A remarkable band of individualists who penetrated deep behind Japanese lines in the dark days of 1942-43. With the help of friendly natives they gave us our best intelligence, rescuing downed flyers, saving men from their sinking ships––including John F. Kennedy’s PT-109. To piece this great story together, author Walter Lord traveled 40,000 miles, checking archives, examining private letters and diaries, interviewing and corresponding with participants in Australia, Europe and America. 1977 Hardback edition (Book Club) with dust jacket. Dust jacket shows signs of wear. 272 pages, 54 black and white photos, 6 maps and an index. Plus two, large maps inside the front and back covers.
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