KUNMING, Dec. 4 (Xinhua) -- Two monuments built in the 1940s to commemorate Chinese soldiers killed in two battles against the Japanese invaders have been restored in southwest China's Yunnan Province.
A ceremony was held on Tuesday at Yuantong Mountain in the capital city of Kunming to mark the restoration of the monuments commemorating the Western Yunnan Battle (or Dianxi Battle in Chinese) and a battle in northern Myanmar.
Both were destroyed in the 1960s. The restoration work, implemented on the basis of historical photos and materials to retain their original appearance, took 27 months.
The Western Yunnan Battle monument, built in 1947, bears the names of 3,775 soldiers and 125 officers killed in the battle while another tribute, called the Anlan Monument, has been rebuilt to commemorate Dai Anlan, a famous Chinese general who died in Myanmar in a battle against the Japanese invaders in 1942.
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