Caution raised over vintage bombs found in the Philippines

The Philippine Army Central Command has refused requests from members of the public to preserve some unexploded ordnance found in Kawit Island, citing safety reasons. I’m noting a record here because it might be useful for the future studies in the archaeology of World War II!

The unwillingness of the military to display the bombs, as well as their preference to destroy them for safety reasons is interesting, contrasted with the display of similar UXO at the My Son Sanctuary that I saw last month.

Preserving bombs ‘dangerous’
Sun Star Cebu, 31 January 2012

Vintage bombs probably used as ‘booby trap’: archaeologist
Sun Star Cebu, 1 February 2012
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Bombs and mines still threaten My Son Sanctuary

Remnants of the Vietnam-US war in the form of bombs and mines are still being unearthed in the vicinity of the My Son Sanctuary, a Champa religious complex in Vietnam.

Vietnam Net Bridge, 10 Jan 2008

Bombs and mines threaten My Son visitors
Vietnam Net Bridge, 10 January 2008
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