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Japanese wall of defense

Luzon's densely packed mountains and valleys, fields in the distance

Luzon’s densely packed mountains and valleys, fields in the distance

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machine gun pillbox

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.

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The size of some of these tunnels amazed me, large enough for a boat or plane and some appear too small for a human to hide.

Japanese tunnel for a kamikaze squadron

Japanese tunnel for a kamikaze squadron

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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