The sea water is the wonderful part. It is warm, 80 degrees, limpid, clear and incredibly blue. Each degree of sunlight gives it another shade of blue and it is so clear one can see bottom plainly at 60 ft. depth. And full of fish of all colors and shapes.
Harry to Katherine, Wake Island, January 10, 1941

Building for War

The Epic Saga of the Civilian Contractors and Marines of Wake Island in World War II
By Bonita Gilbert

Published by:
Casemate Publishers

Available from: Amazon
and Barnes & Noble

Building for War

Building for War: The Epic Saga of the Civilian...

Where is Wake Island?

Where’s Wake? You can see it near center top of...

Marine Sanctuary

On June 17, 2014, President Obama announced a...

More About Bonnie Gilbert

History opens new doors all the time if you go knocking. I chose history as my academic focus years ago, have an MA in history, and teach college history courses, so I have been knocking on those doors a long time.

My M.O. is: open your eyes and mind to the past, recognize new perspectives in history, and reconsider the present in new light. History does matter.

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Recent Blog Posts

June 24, 2014 |

Marine Sanctuary

On June 17, 2014, President Obama announced a massive expansion of the Pacific Remote Islands marine sanctuary to...

May 30, 2014 |

Searching for Families

The JPAC Wake Island mission began three years ago with the discovery of a group of human remains on the north...

May 11, 2014 |

Nuclear Disarmament

Two weeks ago Wake Island’s nearest neighbor, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, filed suit in the...

April 24, 2014 |

POWs

Like many of his generation, my father did not open up with the family about his wartime experiences. We knew he...

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