Taylan’s Battle to Protect War Relics

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Press release, press contact info, photo links for web & print, and fact sheet. Email for more info.
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Recent Taylan Interviews

LISTEN to ABC Radio International Battle For Ballale interview (Nov 19, 08)

LISTEN to ABC Radio International Lost planes, Lost Men (Feb 3, 08)

LISTEN to NPR interview: A Travel Nightmare (Dec 14, 07)

WATCH 7 Australia News coverage (Dec 16, 07)

READ Australia Network Focus Balalai (Dec 9, 07)

READ Air&Space Wisdom on Solomon (May 08)

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Diary of captivity in the Solomons [UPDATED]

Life in captivity

<p>Justin, Daisy & Rod aboard Barbarian</p>
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About Justin Taylan

Taylan searches out World War II plane wrecks, safeguards human remains, and returns dog tags to surprised veterans.
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ABC Radio: The Battle For Ballale


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The Battle For Ballale
Late Night Live with Philip Adams, Interview with Justin Taylan

For many years, the relics of World War II littered the jungles and beaches of the South Pacific. But now, a lot of those relics are vanishing, not just to time and tide—but to collectors. There’s a big and lucrative market, especially, for the last of the Pacific warplanes.

A new war is being fought over what’s left of these old battlefields, a fight between the people who want to salvage and restore the warplanes and those who say they should now be left where they are.

Fast Facts About Solomon Islands

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