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Memorial Museum of Chinese People's Anti-Japanese War

Updated: 2008-01-18 18:00:39

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The Memorial Museum of Chinese People's Anti-Japanese War is a museum of the revolutionary history. Located near the Lugou Qiao (Marco Polo Bridge) in the southwestern Fengtai District of Beijing, the museum was opened to the public on July 7, 1987.

Boasting 887 exhibits, the museum shows the Prelude of the Anti-Japanese War, Strategic Defense of the War, Strategic Confrontation, Chinese War Zone of After the Breakout of the Pacific War, and Final Victory of the Anti-Japanese War. It systematically demonstrates the Chinese people's gallant fight against Japanese invaders during the World War II.

The Hall of Lugou Qiao Incident was opened on July 7, 1988. It is the first art hall that employs techniques of painting, sculpture, magic lantern and acoustics to exhibit important historical theme. The hall, with a semicircle screen of 16.5 meters high and 50 meters long, plays documentaries of the Lugou Incident for the visitors.

The Historical Materials Hall of the September 18 Incident mainly displays affidavits of the Japanese war criminals, which offers quite a number of inside stories before the war broke out.

The exhibition halls of the museum also display some inscriptions from celebrities and some print, cartoons and picture posters of the Anti-Japanese War period.

Publications of the museum includeRecords of the Anti-Japanese War,Collected Works of Lugou Qiao, andTheAnti-Japanese War and the Chinese People, etc.

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