When World War II started, the concrete battleship was the first American coastal artillery to open fire against the invading Japanese forces. By early February 1942, the island fortresses in Manila Bay were the only Philippine territory U.S. forces still held. Japanese 150-millimeter and 240-millimeter siege guns delivered a terrific pounding, but Fort Drum continued firing back, sinking several Japanese troop barges. Fort Drum amazingly suffered zero casualties during the entire siege.
We need to bring it back to life. Our AFP should prioritize this super fortress rebuilding, arm it with modern weapons, and commission it to guard bay entrance to Manila once again. Just wondering why it was not done before. Wake up Philippines and fortify your defense.
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