August 23 Artillery Battle Museum

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August 23 Artillery Battle Museum
八二三戰史館
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Established1988
LocationJinhu, Kinmen, Fujian, Republic of China
Coordinates24°26′35″N 118°25′57″E / 24.44306°N 118.43250°E / 24.44306; 118.43250Coordinates: 24°26′35″N 118°25′57″E / 24.44306°N 118.43250°E / 24.44306; 118.43250
TypeMuseum

The August 23 Artillery Battle Museum (Chinese: 八二三戰史館; pinyin: Bā'èrsān Zhàn Shǐguǎn) is a museum in Zhongzheng Park, Jinhu Township, Kinmen, Fujian, Republic of China.[1][2]

History[edit]

The museum was built in 1988 to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the 23 August 1958 Artillery War during the Second Taiwan Strait Crisis.[3][4][5]

Architecture[edit]

On the both sides of the museum main entrance are the carving of the names of the 587 ROC armed forces servicemen who lost their lives in the bombardment. On the left side are displayed the main air fighter used by the forces at that time and the main artillery piece. On the right side is one of the amphibious landing craft which played a vital role in transporting troops and materials during the battle.[6]

Exhibitions[edit]

The museum exhibits historical artifacts in 12 display areas for charts, photographs, documents, relics and models.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Battlefield Monuments | Kinmen National Park". Kmnp.gov.tw. 2009-06-06. Retrieved 2014-01-04.
  2. ^ "August 23 Artillery Battle Museum, Yu Ta-wei Memorial Hall".
  3. ^ Taiwan After WW2 - Taiwan Military Power - US Army Documentary - ca. 1965. 30 October 2014 – via YouTube.
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-03-04. Retrieved 2015-10-29.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ "823 War Museum". Classic Kinmen Travel. 11 December 2017. Retrieved 27 December 2017.
  6. ^ "Attractions > Hot Spots > Kinmen County > Aug 23rd Artillery Battle Museum >".