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Positioned on the mouth of Manila Bay, fortress Drum on El Fraile Island is exclusive within the improvement of U.S. coastal fortifications. The fortress is a part of a sequence of forts outfitted around the front of Manila Bay within the Philippines to safeguard Manila from assault. building begun in 1909 by means of reduc­ing tiny El Fraile Island to the low water mark. Over the subsequent ten years a multi-deck concrete island used to be outfitted to mount dual 14-inch weapons in superimposed armored turrets.

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