Islands fringed with coral reefs in New Georgia, in the Western Province of the Solomon Islands. Pictures: Julian Ryall; AFP; Alamy

Solomon Islands’ bloody history makes Pacific archipelago a must-see for war buffs

Once home to headhunting cannibals, the Solomon Islands’ more recent – but still bloody – history makes them a paradise for divers and people interested in the war in the Pacific

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Islands fringed with coral reefs in New Georgia, in the Western Province of the Solomon Islands. Pictures: Julian Ryall; AFP; Alamy
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Julian Ryall

Julian Ryall

Julian Ryall never expected to still be in Japan 24 years after he first arrived, but he quickly realised its advantages over his native London. He lives in Yokohama with his wife and children and writes for publications around the world.