World: An Outcast of the Islands

For ten months after the Jap came, Marist Father Albert Lebel still served on Bougainville Island. Once he talked his way ashore from a Jap destroyer by arguing that he was doing no harm and would be only another internee to feed.* Back at his coastal mission, Father Lebel used both brass and stealth to help more than 70 nuns, priests and others to escape from the island. Only on orders from his bishop and military authorities did he finally leave himself.

At a South Pacific base, he told an Associated Press reporter two tales of Jap inhumanity that he had heard....

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