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Plans to extend Kinmen Shang-Yi Airport on Kinmen Island, Taiwan include an unexploded ordnance and mine clearance project now under way by UK firm Bactec. The bombs date from the 1940s and 50s when mines and other projectiles were laid parallel to the runway to counter 'human wave tactic' incursions, in which thousands of men would land on the beaches in an attempt to overrun defensive positions and take the airport.