WWII Ordnance Threatens Civilians in the Solomons


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(History.net) The shooting stopped nearly 80 years ago, but the dying continues in the South Pacific’s Solomon Islands, scene of some of the bloodiest fighting of World War II.

Every year at least 20 islanders are killed or maimed by the detonation of leftover bombs, artillery shells, or other munitions. In January, the United States stepped up efforts to solve the problem, providing $1 million to the demining nonprofit HALO Trust to locate and document unexploded ordnance left behind by American and Japanese forces.

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Published: Thursday, June 15, 2023

Last Updated: Thursday, November 2, 2023

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