World Battlefronts: BATTLE OF THE PACIFIC: Seductive Sikaicma

Fighting men in the Pacific had some thing new and gay to talk about last week — fabulous Sikaiana, the terrestrial paradise in the tiny, isolated Stewart Islands group north of the easternmost Solomons, where the South Seas really live up to their literary tradition and the native girls really look like Dorothy Lamour.

Legends piled up fast. One told of a sea-crashed pilot who was found in his little rubber boat, paddling hotly with his bare hands toward Sikaiana and fighting off rescuers. Another related that a certain patrol-plane crew, overcome...

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