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WW2 munitions blown up in the Solomons

AAP logoAAP 7/10/2016

Australian and other defence personnel have blown up more than 10 tonnes of munitions left over from fighting in the Solomon Islands during World War II.

© Getty Images The Solomons was the scene of bitter fighting between US and Japanese forces, and remains littered with thousands of unfired and unexploded grenades, bombs and shells.

Under the Australian-led Operation Render safe, Australian defence personnel, as well as others from the Solomons, Canada, New Zealand and Britain, have gathered these war remnants into piles and blown them up.

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