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Japanese WWII land mines discovered in Philippines

A number of Japanese land mines installed during WWII have been found dotting the coastline of Kawit Island in the Philippines.

Bersales related that at the Talisay City landing on March 26, 1945, the American forces were surprised that there was no resistance or gunfire from the beach.

But the coastline was lined with land mines that exploded and damaged tanks and barges, so the second wave of the invading forces got caught in “traffic” at the Cansojong beach.

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Story: Bernadette A. Parco, SunStar | Photo: Wikimedia Commons

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