Fort Drum (El Fraile Island)

Fort Drum (El Fraile Island)

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Fort Drum, also known as the "concrete battleship," is a heavily fortified island fortress situated at the mouth of Manila Bay in the Philippines, due south of Corregidor Island. It was occupied by the Japanese in World War II, and was recaptured by the U.S. after igniting oil and gasoline in the fort, leaving it permanently out of commission.After the United States took the Phillippines from the Spanish, Fort Drum was planned to be a mine control and mine casemate station. However, due to low amount of protection in that area, a plan was devised to level the island, and then build a concrete structure on top of it armed with two twin 12 inch guns.show more

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  • Paperback | 84 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 5mm | 136g
  • Flu Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136719738
  • 9786136719733