12 Mind-Blowing Things Recently Discovered From WWII

1. Lost Battlefield That Hasn’t Been Touched Since 1942

In 2010, an Australian trekker discovered the site of a significant World War II battle in the jungles of Papua New Guinea, complete with the remains of Japanese soldiers right where they fell almost 70 years ago. Former army Capt. Brian Freeman, an expert on the Kokoda Trail ,was led to the Eora Creek battle site where he found the remains of the soldiers. The site is believed to be where the last major battle pivotal in Australia’s campaign against the Japanese in Papau New Guinea took place.

The site was known to local villages but was reclaimed by the jungle after the battle. Many avoided the battle ground because of a belief that spirits of the dead were still present in the “lost battlefield.” The site has remained untouched since 1942.  Freeman recalled “It was as if time has stood still. We found ammunition running out in a line from the rifle that was dropped as the Japanese advanced to the rear”. Freeman said they are working with respective governments to repatriate the fallen solders and preserve the site in its “current pristine condition.” Until then, the site will remain off-limits.