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Rabaul



Introduction of Rabaul
Town and port, on NE New Britain Island , in theBismarck Archipelago, W Pacific Ocean. Foundedas the capital of German New Guinea in 1910, it wasthe capital of the Territory of New Guinea from 1920to 1941. It was taken by Japan in January 1942, duringWorld War II, and became an important navaland air base for the planned attack on Australia.Destroyed by Allied raids between 1943 and 1945, itwas reconstructed after the war.

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