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.

20MM, GUN.
Semi-automated gun, prinarily used in attacking targets in short distance.
3 INCHES GUN (SINGLE)
Semi-automated gun, used to be equipped on warships of R.O.C. navy in early years.
40mm. GUN TWIN
Middle-ranged mechanical mortar, mainly used in attacking aircrafts or light boats.
155 MM HOWITZER
The gun is a M114 At 155 milliemeter howitzer. It has cnaracteristics of high precision, strong destructive power. High speed and mobility in operation . It was the main force for our artillerymen to make counterattacks . During the "823" campaign the 155 mm howilzer had showed its powerful destructive prower and effectively blockaded Chinese Communists water ways around Pai-sha River . Wu-tung-tao and Amoy area. and we harvested abundant combat fruits.
M3  Cannon, 90mm, American M36  Gun Carriage
This type of bullet-proof armored artillery performed well for the British and during World War II and was widely adopted by other allies, and was still in use in many countries even after the war hostilities ceased. The artillery was used in the Kinmen Artillery bombardments from China in 1958, as an excellent self-propelled armored artillery vehicle.
Tank Shells, 105mm
These bombs use forged steel projectile shells, launched as semi-fixed ammunition for the 105 mm howitzer, as the basic fire support for the infantry divisions. It can be functionally distinguished for harassment bombs, flares, etc. The bombs weigh between 18 to 20 kg each.

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