Monday, July 1, 2013

Molotov Cocktail, Corregidor Island, Philippines

I found this molotov cocktail bottle with a dusty canvas strip down inside it when I was 14 exploring Corregidor Island.  We had crawled into an (American) underground bunker/foxhole, and in the dim light I spotted this bottle half covered in dirt along the bunker wall.  It was 1995, during the 50th Anniversary celebrations of the end of WWII.  Now the bottle is over 70 years old; a San Miguel beer bottle.  It's good to know the GI's were drinking decent beer.  I always wonder how old the hands were that cut/tore these canvas strips off their (most likely) packs to make these makeshift bombs. Was he 19? 22? Did he survive?

Photo credit:  K. Mishler Contact and let me know if you're republishing this original content