240mm howitzer, Matsu Islands, Republic of China, 15 May 2017, photo 6 of 6

Caption   240mm howitzer, Matsu Islands, Republic of China, 15 May 2017, photo 6 of 6 ww2dbase
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Photos on Same Day 15 May 2017
Photos at Same Place Nangan, Fujian, Taiwan
Added By C. Peter Chen
Added Date 29 May 2017

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1. Anonymous says:
25 Nov 2017 11:59:47 AM

Any more background on this cannon and why it’s there?
2. Commenter identity confirmed C. Peter Chen says:
28 Nov 2017 05:13:00 AM

Republic of China Army purchased these US surplus weapons in the 1950s and deployed them to Kinmen and Matsu, ie. front line of defense against Communist China. Although they are considered obsolete weapons, they are nevertheless still active and ready to provide counter-battery fire against Communist guns on the mainland coast. Or, if necessary, fire retaliatory rounds at population centers such as the city of Xiamen.

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