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World War Two Relics

August 29, 2011

There have been stories told of tons of war materiel discarded or simply abandoned due to logistical issues associated with transportation to the mainland.  In the case of Vanuatu (New Hebrides) and Saipan, surplus was literally dumped at sea.  I’d not heard stories to this affect about Guam – so there had to be a stash somewhere.  Just had to keep looking; it would turn up eventually…

History is both real and immediate here.  These are not dusty recollections of an old man.

Nor are these museum-grade restorations one may not touch.  These are real working machines, engines of war.

The casting on the end bell of the winch a reminder this was total war.  Every part of the US was mobilized to produce, and produce we did.

The Japanese left materiel behind, also.

A wartime Japanese tricycle.

Many of the items left behind were of the more sinister variety.

These guns may have been the ones found in a cave about 20 years ago.  They, like most of the vehicles, are supposedly in operable condition.

The lack of color is intentional.  In viewing the photos the afternoon they were taken – they just didn’t ‘feel’ right until color was removed.

An interesting place, this.

A private collection.  The life’s work of a single man.

There’s much more to see and talk about; subjects for another few posts.

Trust you’ll like it.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. Grandma permalink
    August 30, 2011 8:29 am

    Dad really enjoyed the military machinery, calling each one by name. Guess that comes from working on them while in the army….

    • dangerboyandpixie permalink*
      August 30, 2011 9:02 am

      I’ve got more – enough for a couple more posts!

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