Past military conflicts in Kinmen, the one-time frontline in defense of the main land of Taiwan and Penghu Archipelago, leave the Island much evidence of it. Defensive facilities and after-war memorials scattered around the island virtually turned the small land into a battlefields space, silently speaking of the pivotal role in once played ; meanwhile they now serve as convincing monuments powerfully pleading world peacefulness.

The remote Kinmen Island was at a disadvantage in military conflict. Luckily, its uplift structure composed of a composition of granite and granite gneiss enables underground construction. Starting from 1956, military stations and posts were first laid out beneath the ground, marking the beginning of the establishment of subterranean world. Since then, military facilities were progressively moved below ground through out the entire period of the odd-dated bombarding. Canals were built in 1963in Jhaishan(翟山)and Jiougong(九宮) to facilitate sealift supply. Cingtianing Hall(擎天廳)was subsequently constructed in 1962,followed by the accomplishment of the Granite Hospital and the Reception Hall a tunnel hotel, in 1978.Local resident were busy in constructing air defense basement in or hear their houses. From 1976 on ward,a series of project were aimed to bring a majority of village facilities underground, such as those in Cyonglin and Jincheng.

From a battlefield of Nationalist-Communist conflicts to political arena during Cold War and an isolated military output, Kinmen has its significance in the modern history .As flames or war have faded with time, what was left behind, however ,are sites and traces of the past, uttering the shattered old times and momeries of historic events.

Kinmen Militia Ammo Magazine
Civil defense squads used these pouches for carrying submachine gun ammo magazines, among the officers ranked captain or more senior.
Military radio
Individual soldier military VHF / FM frequency radio backpack providing two-way short-range analog communication.
Wiring plate
These wooden Jumper cable rack can be used to connect the switch end with the cable end of lines, since the cable side of the line may not the necessary jumper cables, the user will have to switch on the jumper wire ; the rack has grounding to prevent lightning (high-pressure carbon rod), and provides electrical heat coil leakage protection, while the glass door in front helps to block dust and facilitates assembly, for this light and highly mobile simple telecommunications room suitable for shelters and bunkers.
Manual telecommunications switching station
Early original information exchange platform, the exchange operator sat in front of the table, with a hand-held terminal, connecting each end of the call by singular cable, so that they can communicate.
Wiring plate 2
These wooden Jumper cable rack can be used to connect the switch end with the cable end of lines, since the cable side of the line may not the necessary jumper cables, the user will have to switch on the jumper wire ; the rack has grounding to prevent lightning (high-pressure carbon rod), and provides electrical heat coil leakage protection, while the glass door in front helps to block dust and facilitates assembly, for this light and highly mobile simple telecommunications room suitable for shelters and bunkers.
Flag and flag cover
This is flag and cover belonged to Jinhu Civil Defense Troop's Lian-an Village Self Defense Company was part of the Kinmen Self Defense Corps. The flag was used in training and during parades.

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