U.S. returns 3 church bells taken as war booty from Philippines in 1901


MANILA, Dec. 11 (Xinhua) — After 117 years, the United States returned the three original church bells taken by American soldiers as war booty during the Philippine-American war in 1901.

  • Li Xia
  • Xinhua

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