Jim Wallace's Field Notebook donated by Diana Sawrey

Paraparaumu woman Diana Sawrey (88) has donated a field notebook, recording the graphic experiences a Marine fighting in Guadalcanal, Tongatapu and Tulagi during World War II.

The book, hand-written by Jim Wallace who served in the 2nd Marines, provides a rare first-hand account of the very grim life and conditions of a Marine during the Pacific War. It has been transcribed by the Kāpiti U.S.Marines Trust.