Japanese wall of defense
A reminder of what these soldiers were up against …
The stretch of blockhouses and pillboxes and tunnels, known as the Genko Line were filled with every imaginable weapon available from the Japanese arsenal. Along mountains, under fields and connecting the rolling hills lay the traps of heinous sorts silently in wait for any or all of the troopers.
The 1,200 two and three-story blockhouses entrenched with at least 6,000 enemy soldiers that lined the southern edge of Manila. A massive feat of ingenuity.
Also wanted to remind the reader that on You Tube – type in – Nasugbu landing 1945; Allied Forces Land In Japan (1945) and 11th Airborne to see quite a number of actual video footage from the war.
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Posted on January 23, 2013, in SMITTY, Uncategorized, WWII and tagged 11th airborne, Airborne, Army, family history, Genko Line, History, Japanese defense, Luzon, Manila, Military, Military History, Pacific War, Philippines, veterans, WWII. Bookmark the permalink. 20 Comments.