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Cape Wom Memorial
Cape Wom Memorial
Type 88 75mm AA Gun

Cape Wom Memorial Park
  War memorial and peace park. The memorial is flanked by flag poles, and is located on the spot where Japanese Lieutenant General Adachi signed the official surrender documents for his troops, and handed his sword over to Australian Major General Robertson on September 13, 1945. There are also a number of artifacts in the park - several Type 88 75mm guns, and smaller field guns.

Coastal Fortifications & Tunnels
  Behind the memorial, there are several Japanese tunnels that interlock and interconnect different parts of the Cape. Some have collapsed or filled with sand. Others are still open and possible to crawl into.

  On the beach, there is a concrete gun emplacement. The sea has eroded much of it, and the gun above is missing. There is an ammunition locker area inside the emplacement, where one can see its 55 gallon drum and concrete construction.

  There is a two story bunker / tower building. Today, it is empty aside from graffiti and rubbish.

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