Surviving pillboxes of "Chinese Hindenburg Line"

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Surviving pillboxes of "Chinese Hindenburg Line"

Post by YC Chen » 03 Oct 2010 12:43

Found this on the Internet:
http://tb.jsxww.cn/show_pic.asp?ps=2003
http://tb.jsxww.cn/show_pic.asp?ps=1737
http://tb.jsxww.cn/show_pic.asp?ps=1728
http://tb.jsxww.cn/show_pic.asp?ps=1690
http://tb.jsxww.cn/show_pic.asp?ps=1453
http://tb.jsxww.cn/show_pic.asp?ps=1448
http://tb.jsxww.cn/show_pic.asp?ps=1447
http://tb.jsxww.cn/show_pic.asp?ps=1446
Most of these are photos of surviving pillboxes of the so-called "Chinese Hindenburg Line"(Zhapu-Pinghu-Jiashan-Xitang) in Jiashan, Zhejiang Province. On one of the pillboxes there are words "built in the 23rd year of ROC".

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Re: Surviving pillboxes of "Chinese Hindenburg Line"

Post by alexWong » 05 Oct 2010 06:59

Excellent finds, Thanks

I think it said 26th Year of the Republic of China (1937)

Too bad they were not properly manned when the Armies were retreating from Shanghai and hence not effective in stopping the Japanese onslaught

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Re: Surviving pillboxes of "Chinese Hindenburg Line"

Post by Leonard » 05 Oct 2010 21:46

These are in Chekiang, and were manned and defended for 7 days. I think you were referring to the Seeckt Line near Shanghai.
alexWong wrote:Excellent finds, Thanks

I think it said 26th Year of the Republic of China (1937)

Too bad they were not properly manned when the Armies were retreating from Shanghai and hence not effective in stopping the Japanese onslaught

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