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(WWII) Pinewood Battery - Ver.3

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Hidden : 06/21/2008
Difficulty:
1.5 out of 5
Terrain:
2.5 out of 5

Size: Size: small (small)

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Geocache Description:

Located in Lung Fu Shan Country Park

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As early as 1898, the British military authorities recommended a battery to be constructed on a hill 1,009 feet above sea level at the north-western part of the Hong Kong Island to strengthen the defence of the western approach of the harbour. Construction started in 1901 and completed in 1905. Located at 307m above sea level, Pinewood Battery was the highest of all the coastal defence batteries in Hong Kong. With the advent of air power following the First World War, Pinewood was converted into an anti-aircraft Battery. More battery buildings and bunkers were constructed around the Battery. During the Battle of Hong kong in December 1941, the Battery was air-raided and heavily shelled by Japanese artillery fire. The Battery was eventually evacuated. Pinewood Battery has remained abandoned after the War.

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This is the third cache at pinewood, the previous one GCP08Z (visit link) placed by WWIIHK, please be carefully to avoid the cache being muggle again, thank you!

For me, I enjoy the sunset right here.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Thneqrq ol puvzarl naq ebbgf, rnfl gb fcbg lbh sebz cngu abj, fgrnygu erdhverq

Decryption Key

A|B|C|D|E|F|G|H|I|J|K|L|M
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N|O|P|Q|R|S|T|U|V|W|X|Y|Z

(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



 

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