BEIJING, Beijing, December 19 (Xinhua) Recently, Taiwan Province’s "United Daily News" published a report about Luzhou City, Sichuan Province, introducing the National Defense War Museum established to commemorate the Mianpo Campaign of the National Defense War.
National defense war museum. Image source: Taiwan Province United Daily News
The report pointed out that the Cultural Park for Protecting the Country is located in Naxi District of Luzhou City, including the National Park, the National War Museum, the centennial trench site and the National Rock.
The movement to protect the country, also known as the war to protect the country, was launched after the Revolution of 1911 to oppose Yuan Shikai’s restoration of monarchy. In December 1915, Yuan Shikai announced the restoration of the imperial system in Beijing. Southern generals Tang Jiyao, Cai E and Li Liejun electrified the whole country to declare Yunnan independence, and organized a national defense army to crusade against Yuan Shikai, mobilizing the people of the whole country to oppose the imperial system and support the Republic. Subsequently, southern provinces declared independence one after another. The national protection movement finally overthrew Yuan Shikai and his restored monarchy.
The National Defence War Museum, also known as the National Defence War Memorial Hall, is a museum with the theme of commemorating the National Defence War, which reproduces the bloody history of the soldiers of the National Defence Army and the eventful years of protecting the country. Its original site is Taojia Courtyard, which was built in the second year of Xianfeng in Qing Dynasty. From February to March, 1916, the battlefield headquarters of the National Defence Army was located in the Taojia Courtyard, directing the Mianhuapo Campaign. Here is a record of the brilliant achievements of revolutionary pioneers in protecting the country and seeking Yuan in Luzhou.
The museum has the main exhibition hall of the National Defence War, the exhibition hall of Mianhuapo Campaign, the exhibition hall of Cai E, etc., and displays the sand table of the National Defence War and Mianhuapo Campaign, Cai E’s life information, and the fighting and living articles of the soldiers of the National Defence Army, etc.
The national protection rock inscription is located on the Yongning River, which was left by General Cai E to commemorate the victory of the national protection movement. On the cliff nearly 20 meters high, Cai E wrote the stone "Protecting the Country Rock" in calligraphy. In the lower left corner of the stone cliff, it is "Protecting the Country", which is written in regular script with a font size of about three inches square, with a total of 20 lines and 80 words.
The centennial trench site covers an area of 100 mu, mainly distributed in Zhuping Mountain, Wuding Mountain and surrounding dangerous highlands. The trench is in the shape of an inverted ladder, with a total length of more than 2,600 meters, 3 machine gun shelters and more than 100 infantry bunkers. (End)
Source: China News Network