DIEGO GARCIA Two 10'' cannons were installed at Eclipse Point near the entrance to the lagoon in 1942 to guard against Japanese island hopping in the Indian Ocean just as in the Pacific. The British cannons were manned by a small Indian detachment of men under British employ. 281 P7577 Pub. by: Marine Photos and Publishing Co., P.O. Box 425, Spring Valley, Ca. 92077 Photo Credit: E. Taylor Meiser, Jr.