World War II shells found in China

November 28th, 2011 - 1:47 pm ICT by IANS  

Beijing, Nov 28 (IANS) Workers in China’s Liaoning province have found about 100 artillery shells discarded by Japanese troops during World War II, police said Monday.

The shells were used with howitzer cannons and are still active. They were unearthed at a residential building construction site near the Shenyang railway station.

The Shenyang railway station was built by Japanese troops when they invaded China, Xinhua reported.

On Sep 18, 1931, Japanese forces attacked the barracks of Chinese troops in Shenyang, marking the beginning of the Japanese invasion and occupation that lasted 14 years.

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