Step into this groundbreaking immersive experience and journey back to the pivotal 1944 battle in Western Yunnan during WWII, where Japan threatened Burma and Songshan near the Nu River. Be among the first to witness this world premiere installation, immersing yourself in the visceral toll of war and the awe-inspiring vistas of the battlefield that narrate the epic battle and heroic saga of valiant Chinese Nationalist soldiers. With state-of-the-art 360° video projection and an enveloping hyper-surround sound system, you'll be fully absorbed in the breathtaking battlefield scenes, gaining a profound understanding of the war's immeasurable cost. Join us for the world premiere of this trailblazing installation at the WWII Pacific War Memorial Hall. And, before or after the show, indulge in the delightful cuisine, refreshing beverages, and captivating sights of San Francisco Chinatown.
"An magnificent installation, showcasing the awe-inspiring battlefield vistas that vividly retell this epic battle."
"Be among the first to experience this state-of-the-art 360° installation and completely immerse yourself in the breathtaking battlefield scenes."
In 1938, an immense workforce of Chinese laborers, numbering in the thousands, tens of thousands, and even hundreds of thousands, toiled tirelessly to carve out a vital supply line amidst the treacherous terrain of Yunnan. Through their unwavering dedication and relentless effort, they forged the Burma Road, a winding passage spanning hundreds of miles from Kunming to Lashio, which connected to the railway leading to Yangon. This monumental endeavor was complemented by the leadership of American forces under the command of General Stilwell and the protective vigilance of the Flying Tigers, led by Colonel Chennault.
However, in April 1942, the Japanese forces occupied Burma, severing the vital Burma Road. As the Japanese advanced into Yunnan, they solidified their control over the Songshan section of the road, effectively blocking any Chinese army counteroffensive.
It's within this pivotal backdrop that our story unfolds.
The Battle of Songshan stands as a monumental triumph for the resolute people of China who never yielded. The defense of Songshan serves as a powerful testament to the unbreakable spirit of the Chinese people, an enduring narrative of heroism where China and the United States stood shoulder to shoulder in the face of adversity.
Creative Director and Script Writer