U.S. returns bells looted after Philippine wartime massacre

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Church  bells  taken as war trophies by U.S. forces more than a century ago arrived in the  Philippines  on Tuesday, ending Manila’s decades-long quest for the return of some of the most famous symbols of resistance to U.S. colonialism.

The “ Bells  of Balangiga” landed in a military cargo plane at a Manila air base ahead of their return on Saturday to a church in Samar, the central island where U.S. troops in 1901 massacred hundreds, perhaps thousands, of Filipinos to avenge an ambush that killed 48 of their comrades.

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U.S. returns bells looted after Philippine wartime massacre


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