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Old 10-12-2002, 08:25 AM
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During the war, this area was heavily fortified and the site of heavy fighting in which a Victoria Cross was won.

Trenches, caves, old gun emplacements and tunnels are still in the area.

Since the church owned the property, relics there were not scrapped like in other part of town during the post war years.

Area is also known as "Boy's Town".

There is a Japanese War Memorial, the remains of many troops were buried here in a large mass graves.

These were later exhumed and returned to Japan.

Two coconut trees stand watch over the waters of Kairiru Island :
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