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Shing Mun, and its extensive series of wartime sites, will intrigue those who combine an interest in WWII with enjoyment of Hong Kong’s magnificent countryside. We will visit the surviving Tunnels and emplacements of the pre-war Inner Line - popularly referred to as the "Gin Drinker's Line". This twelve-acre underground citadel formed the largest single entity in an extended defensive complex that extended right across the Kowloon hills from Gin Drinker’s Bay to Port Shelter. On this visit, we will learn how and why these Tunnels were built – and subsequently defended. We will discuss their role in the tense years that led up to the eventual defence of Hong Kong in 1941. After the reservoir’s capture by the Japanese, water supplies to urban areas, particularly those on HK Island, were critically affected; this desperate situation affected the eventual outcome of the HK campaign. Bring a torch and come prepared for an unexpected – and very scenic - experience of Hong Kong’s recent past!
Time 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
LocationTsuen Wan MTR station - exact location will be emailed to participants
Additional InfoAWA activities are open to AWA members, their partners and guests. All participants must be 18 years or older to take part