World War II underwater cultural heritage sites in Truk Lagoon: considering a case for world heritage listing

Jeffery, Bill (2004) World War II underwater cultural heritage sites in Truk Lagoon: considering a case for world heritage listing. International Journal of Nautical Archaeology, 33 (1). pp. 106-121.

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Abstract

This paper explores a number of issues in regard to the world heritage listing of the World War II underwater cultural heritage sites located in Truk Lagoon. The destruction of the Japanese Naval Base at Truk was an important event in the American strategy to end World War II and it had a profound effect on the indigenous inhabitants. Divers from all over the world visit Truk Lagoon to dive the 50 shipwrecks and numerous aircraft. The paper investigates the significance of the sites in accordance with the criteria for world heritage listing, and in context with Pacific Island Nations requirements.

Item ID: 6463
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1095-9270
Keywords: shipwreck; Truk Lagoon; world heritage; World War II
Date Deposited: 29 Mar 2010 02:59
FoR Codes: 21 HISTORY AND ARCHAEOLOGY > 2101 Archaeology > 210110 Maritime Archaeology @ 100%
SEO Codes: 95 CULTURAL UNDERSTANDING > 9505 Understanding Past Societies > 950503 Understanding Australias Past @ 51%
95 CULTURAL UNDERSTANDING > 9503 Heritage > 950307 Conserving the Historic Environment @ 49%
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