The apparent longevity of war memory in small islands is the phenomenen explored in this volume and chapter alike. Those of us work in ir with small island communities will know that they can often be inward -looking and independent in character with little inclination to be receptive to outside influence and interference, especially from their larger neighbours or even from other Islands within their own archipelago. Because of this, small islands are not easily influence or affected by outside events unless they intrude directly upon them uninvited. Some moementous events, especially if traumatic and/or war-related can have a big impact on island life and the reverberations can often be felt for generations. "From Introduction"