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In 1945, 900 Japanese forces on a small island off the Burmese Coast is being outflanked by Allied forces. With one side open to them, they make a bee-line toward reinforcements. It was approximately at this point that they found themselves in a situation fit for a horror movie.
The only thing standing in the way of salvation was a swamp. 900 men entered the swamp, but only 400 made it out.
Ramree Island, home to malaria-carrying mosquitoes, blowflies, several species of poisonous snakes (including the King Cobra) and deadly scorpions, also harbored another deadly creature; the saltwater crocodile.
The massacre of the Japanese troops by crocodiles was so horrific, it earned the title of being the Guinness Book of World Records’ “Greatest disaster suffered from animals.”