War for Guam

Andrew Connelly

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    The opening moments provide a synopsis: aerial views of grassy hills and seashore accompany Chamorro voices recalling the horrors of the Japanese occupation and the enduring reminders of war, cutting to footage of survivors tending a memorial. A lone candle burns evocatively amongst green foliage. The thrust of the film is laid out in no uncertain terms: a Chamorro scholar observes, ‘There was a huge sense of gratitude when the Americans rescued us; the problem is what the Americans did with that gratitude’, and a dispossessed landowner states grimly that ‘the war is not yet over for us’.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)57-58pp
    JournalJournal of Pacific History
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - 2016


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