Gilbert and Ellice Islands #40 (1939)

The Gilbert and Ellice Islands were a British protectorate from 1892 and colony from 1916 until January 1, 1976, when the islands were divided into two colonies which became the independent nations of Kiribati and Tuvalu shortly after. The Gilbert Islands (formerly Kingsmill Islands) are a chain of sixteen atolls and coral islands arranged in an approximate north-to-south line in the western Pacific Ocean that are … Continue reading Gilbert and Ellice Islands #40 (1939)