Bill Bartsch - War Relics in Tuvalu and Kiribati
Bill Bartsch worked for the Suva office of the United Nations Development Programme in 1974. Together with Peter McQuarrie, he visited many of the islands in Tuvalu and the Gilbert Islands on a personal project to document the remains of war material from World War II. Early in 1974 he and Peter came to Nanumea, where Anne and Keith helped guide them to the wrecked planes and the vaka mutu on the reef. In this article, published in the South Pacific Bulletin in 1975, Bill describes his trip and his findings. Thanks to Peter McQuarrie for contacting Bill and scanning the article, and to Bill for permission to reproduce his work.
Bill Bartsch - After the Battle - Nanumea