Browsing the blog archives for August, 2013

Lonely Vigil: Coastwatchers of the Solomons, Walter Lord

In Rogers and Hammerstein’s South Pacific, Emile de Becque, the French planter, and US Navy Lieutenant Joseph Cable accept an assignment to go behind enemy lines and observe enemy shipping and aircraft. Cable is killed and de Becque returns alone. de Becque and Cable were coastwatchers. Walter Lord’s Lonely Vigil  is a detailed history of the [...]