THE idea of bunkers, or jungle pill boxes, is certainly not new however, the ingenuity with which the Japanese have employed them has proven a worthy challenge. At Buna the American forces found the enemy barricaded within a veritable jungle Maginot line with unfordable rivers and the sea on its flanks and rear. The links of this defensive chain were bunkers, organized in depth and mutually supporting.
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