Lion Rock (獅子山)

Lion Rock is a mountain in Hong Kong that played a symbolic role during World War II. The mountain was named for its resemblance to a crouching lion, and it became a symbol of resilience and resistance for the people of Hong Kong during the war.

During the Battle of Hong Kong in December 1941, the mountain was located near the frontline of the fighting. The British and Canadian troops stationed in Hong Kong used the mountain as a lookout point and observation post, and it was also used to mount artillery and anti-aircraft guns.

The mountain saw heavy fighting during the battle, and the Japanese army launched several attacks in an attempt to capture it. However, the Allied forces managed to hold their ground and prevent the Japanese from advancing.

After the war, the mountain became a symbol of the resilience and determination of the people of Hong Kong in the face of adversity. Today, it remains a popular hiking destination and a reminder of the city’s wartime history.

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