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Tunnels | by Sifter
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This shot looks back to the entrance shown in the previous image. The entrance itself probably isn't more than 3 or 4 foot high; inside the caves are slightly higher - but it's not a great place to be when, like me, you're 6 foot 2. It was a horrible place to spend 15 minutes, but caves like these were where the Japanese forces lived for the two month duration of the battle of Peleliu. The Americans eventually had to resort to flamethrowers to clear the caves. Inside, you can still see discarded boots, bottles and bullets.


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Taken on October 22, 2008