Sino-French War Off the Coast of Keelung Recounted by Letters

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The Sino-French war This document consists of correspondence between a young cabin boy in the French navy during the Sino-French War between August 1884 and June 1885. The letters are mainly addressed to his mother and occasionally to one of his friends. The cabin boy recounts the life on the ship, the battles, the waiting, and his relationship with his … Read More

Four Hidden Forts in the Most Fortified City in Taiwan That You Won’t Find in a Brochure (II)

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The Most Fortified City and Its Hidden Forts Keelung is the most fortified part of Taiwan.[1] The landscape is a strategic masterpiece evidenced by its history of defensive positions in each era of occupation. For example, the Japanese occupation beginning in 1895 spawned nearly 700 bomb shelters resulting in Keelung’s claim to the highest density of hiding spots in all … Read More

Four Hidden Forts in the Most Fortified City in Taiwan That You Won’t Find in a Brochure (I)

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The Most Fortified City Keelung is the most fortified part of Taiwan.[1] The landscape is a strategic masterpiece evidenced by its history of defensive positions in each era of occupation. For example, the Japanese occupation beginning in 1895 spawned nearly 700 bomb shelters resulting in Keelung’s claim to the highest density of hiding spots in all of Taiwan. [2] Hidden … Read More