World: LIFE ON GUADALCANAL

This vivid account of a week with the U.S. Marines in the Solomon Islands was written by New York Times Correspondent F. Tillman Durdin, and is reprinted by permission of the Times:

Life has never a dull moment for the Marines on Guadalcanal, site of the important Solomons air base that was wrested from the Japanese a month ago. If the enemy is not attacking, the Marines are.

Existence is an incessant struggle for survival and a continuous series of alarms and surprises and battles and excursions. Marines here say it isn't so bad now as it was, but there is still plenty...

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