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Re: Geography
« on: April 26, 2018, 02:49:46 pm »
What Happened to U.S. Military Vehicles and Equipment after World War II?   

Espiritu Santo, the largest island of the Vanuatu archipelago in the South Pacific, was transformed by the United States into a military sup er 1941. The balmy island became a convenient hub for striking back at Japan during World War II. When the fighting stopped, the U.S. military left behind roads, buildings, and runways, but they couldn't get the French and British colonial authorities to agree to buy the supplies that the Americans wouldn't be able to transport back home. So the Americans dumped it all into the ocean -- everything from vehicles and weapons to clothes and crates of Coca-Cola. 👀

An underwater arsenal:

֍ The Europeans on the island passed on the goods, even though they were offered at the low price of 6 cents on the dollar, because they figured that the Americans would end up simply leaving everything behind on their way out.

֍ Today, Million Dollar Point (so named for the value of the equipment submerged there), has become an odd underwater museum where snorkelers and scuba divers can spot military tanks, guns, bulldozers, forklifts, and Jeeps.

֍ Espiritu Santo was the inspiration for the setting of the well-known 1949 musical South Pacific, which features an American nurse who falls in love with a French plantation owner during the war.

http://www.wisegeek.com/what-happened-to-us-military-vehicles-and-equipment-after-world-war-ii.htm

Agelbert NOTE: Here's a sample of the (coral encrusted and thoroughly rusted items  :P) that can be viewed at Million Dollar Point. Tires seem to hold up quite well. ;D Perhaps, if there is air in those tires still, a team of scientists will take a sample of 1945 air to use as a control for comparing with modern, thoroughly polluted, air.

However, as long as the USA continues to be a Fossil Fuel 🐉🦕🦖 Worshipping Petro State 🦀, the funding would have to come from some other country. 

Hope deferred maketh the heart sick: but when the desire cometh, it is a tree of life. Pr. 13:12

 

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