Vilu War Museum, Honiara

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  • If military history isn’t your thing then don’t come all the way out here. However, for me to see the relics from such a fierce and strategically important campaign in a beautiful garden setting is a ...  more »
  • We came there on the occasion of a tour tailored by our hotel, the Kitano Mendana. Better to know the small path that leads to the clearing that houses the Museum. Barely out of Honiara, the coastal road is high and is better to trust a local driver. The Museum brings together carcasses of aircraft and war material, all patiently collected by a local individual who dedicated his life. It is his son who greeted us and we commented on the visit. He showed us proudly the joints of the wings of on-board aircraft, and Kentucky in this case. It is true that it is amazing, 75 years after the battle to operate the joints of these "gear", in harsh climatic conditions. This puzzle, in a lush natural setting, with moist heat and harassment of mosquitoes has something genuinely touching. If you love reading and re-reading the adventures of Buck Danny, don't miss a visit to this place, on condition, of course, go through Honiara
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  • We were sold a Western Battlefield tour by a company called Guadalcanal Battlefield and Scenic Tours, and this was included. We actually did the Eastern tour, with the company getting hopelessly lost ...  more »
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