The Battle for Hong Kong, 1941-1945

Hostage to Fortune by Oliver Lindsay

Publisher: McGill-Queen"s University Press

Written in English
Cover of: The Battle for Hong Kong, 1941-1945 | Oliver Lindsay
Published: Pages: 290 Downloads: 188
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Subjects:

  • Military - World War II,
  • History,
  • History - Military / War,
  • History: World,
  • Europe - Great Britain - General,
  • Asia - General,
  • Espionage
The Physical Object
FormatHardcover
Number of Pages290
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL8079680M
ISBN 100773531629
ISBN 109780773531628

  'The Battle For Hong Kong' by Philip Cracknell, is the unsurpassed account of those terrible days in December This book will endure as a standard text for this compelling tale of courage and heroism, glory and sheer horror. Mr Cracknell painstakingly details the attack by Japanese forces and the stubborn resistance of the doomed defenders. Thank you so much for sending us your comments about your Dad and his fellow soldiers’ experiences during the Battle of Hong Kong and the aftermath from It is an important part of history which is seldom even mentioned. I will go study the website “Hong Kong .   There was little festive cheer 75 years ago, as the Battle of Hong Kong raged to a bloody conclusion. Some of the people who lived through the Author: Paul Letters.   In the autumn of , nearly 2, mostly inexperienced Canadian soldiers were sent to Hong Kong at the request of the British government which mistakenly thought that a .

This book throws light on an important period in the history of Hong Kong. Nevertheless, it is not a history book but a personal memoir that begins in the pre-war British colony, moves through the traumatic events of war and Japanese occupation, and ends with the author’s successful career as an engineer with Jardine Matheson, one of Hong Kong’s oldest companies. item 4 BATTLE FOR HONG KONG, HOSTAGE TO FORTUNE By John R. Harris 3 - BATTLE FOR HONG KONG, HOSTAGE TO . Australian-born, Hong Kong-based journalist Antony Dapiran says the protests have at their worst resembled medieval warfare. 'We're a deeply divided society': inside the battle for Hong Kong.

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The Battle for Hong The Battle for Hong Kong, is illuminated by the remarkable personal story of John Harris. An architectural student, he was pitched into battle as a subaltern in the Royal Engineers and was a prisoner of the Japanese for four years.

His powerful testimonial describes the appalling struggle to survive in a Japanese prison camp.4/5(6). The Battle for Hong Kong, Hostage to Fortune by Oliver Lindsay. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Start by marking “The Battle for Hong Kong, Hostage to Fortune” as Want to Read: Want to Read.

saving/5. 5 Used from$ 1 New from$ In this remarkable study of the Far Eastern War, Oliver Lindsay and John R Harris have provided the most thorough and searching enquiry into the debacle which led to o British, Canadian, Indian and Chinese defenders surrendering Hong Kong on Christmas Day /5(6).

The Battle for Hong Kong, is illuminated by the remarkable personal story of John Harris. An architectural student, he was pitched into battle as a subaltern in the Royal Engineers and was a prisoner of the Japanese for four years.

His powerful testimonial describes the appalling struggle to survive in a Japanese prison camp. The Battle for Hong Kong, is illuminated by the remarkable personal story of John Harris. An architectural student, he was pitched into battle as a subaltern in the Royal Engineers and was a prisoner of the Japanese for four years.

His powerful testimonial describes the appalling struggle to survive in a Japanese prison camp.4/5(1). The Battle for Hong Kong Published The Battle for Hong Kong coincide with the 60th anniversary of liberation of Hong Kong and VJ Day, this is the authoritative account of how the British, Canadian, Indian and The Battle for Hong Kong defenders surrendered Hong Kong to the Japanese after 18 days of intense fighting, on Christmas Day, /5(1).

vi THE BATTLE FOR HONG KONG 13 Slaughter and Manoeuvre: The Japanese Advance West and South 20thth December 14 The Surrender of Hong Kong: Christmas Day 15 Truth is the First Casualty in War Part 4 Hostage to Fortune 16 Shamshuipo POW Camp and the Escapes 17 Argyle Street Officers' Camp 18 The Sinking of the Lisbon Maru File Size: KB.

“The Battle for Hong Kong, Hostage to Fortune” By Oliver Lindsay, with Foreword by Field Marshal Lord Bramall "An authoritative account of the whole campaign. Above all, this book reflects the courage of those who fought and suffered in the defence of Hong Kong." - From Field Marshall Lord Bramall's Foreword It has been over sixty years since Hong Kong was.

Nevertheless, this is a readable book, with touches of irony and humour as well as expressions of horror at Japanese atrocities and admiration for heroism, loyalty and endurance. The detailed complexities of events, first, in different stages of the battle for Hong Kong, and, later, in the POW and internment camps, are well handled.

“The story of the battle of Hong Kong was the story that could never really be written,” writes historian Tony Banham, the founder of the Hong Kong War Diary project, which collects documentation related to the battle and occupation.

One in ten soldiers died during the battle; another 20 percent died in captivity. On the same day as the Pearl Harbor attack, forces of the Japanese Empire attacked the British Crown Colony of Hong Kong without warning.

Philip Cracknell provides a research-driven narrative about the Battle for Hong Kong inwhich commenced on 8 December and lasted for three weeks until the surrender on Christmas Day The Imperial Japanese occupation of Hong Kong (香港日據時期) began when the Governor of Hong Kong, Sir Mark Young, surrendered the British Crown colony of Hong Kong to the Empire of Japan on 25 December The surrender occurred after 18 days of fierce fighting against the overwhelming Japanese forces that had invaded the territory.

The occupation lasted for three years and eight Common languages: Japanese, Cantonese. Short articles on the subject of WW2 in Hong Kong. Click the "Follow" button to receive new posts. My book "Battle for Hong Kong - December " published by Amberley in is available through Amazon and other online booksellers and is available at major book stores in Hong Kong and : Philip Cracknell.

The Battle of Hong Kong took place during the Pacific campaign of World War II. It began on 8 December and ended on Christmas Day with Hong Kong, then a British colony, surrendering to the control of Imperial Japan.

The Battle of Hong Kong was fought December 8 to 25,during World War II (). One of the opening battles of the conflict in the Pacific, Japanese troops commenced their attack on the British colony the same morning as their attack on the US Pacific Fleet at Pearl badly outnumbered, the British garrison mounted a tenacious defense but were soon forced from the mainland.

The Battle for Hong Kong, is illuminated by the remarkable personal story of John Harris. An architectural student, he was pitched into battle as a subaltern in the Royal Engineers and was a prisoner of the Japanese for four years.

His powerful testimonial describes the appalling struggle to survive in a Japanese prison camp/5(21). The Battle for Hong Kong, Hostage to Fortune by Oliver Lindsay ISBN ISBN Unknown; Montreal & Kingston: McGill-Queen's University Press, August 7, ; ISBN   Short articles on the subject of WW2 in Hong Kong.

Click the "Follow" button to receive new posts. My book "Battle for Hong Kong - December " published by Amberley in is available through Amazon and other online booksellers and is available at major book stores in Hong Kong and London.

Description: Staplehurst: Spellmount, c xiv, p., [16] p. of plates: ill., maps ; 24 cm. ISBN: Summary "Although it is over 60 years since Hong Kong was liberated from the Japanese, numerous important questions regarding the Far Eastern war and occupation of the Colony from to have not been explored until now.".

On the same day as the Pearl Harbor attack, forces of the Japanese Empire attacked the British Crown Colony of Hong Kong without warning. Philip Cracknell provides a research-driven narrative about the Battle for Hong Kong inwhich commenced on 8 December and lasted for three weeks until the surrender on Christmas Day /5(1).

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Oliver Lindsay is the author of The Battle for Hong Kong, ( avg rating, 21 ratings, 5 reviews, published ), The Lasting Honour The Fall 4/5. The book documents the decorations, medals, awards and honours including citations given to soldiers of the Canadian Army that fought at the Battle of Hong Kong, December Following the battle they became Prisoners of War of the Japanese from January until August   HK Battle of the Books is a live school-on-school battle to find the book trivia champion school.

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[Oliver Lindsay; John R Harris] Your Web browser is not enabled for JavaScript. Some features of WorldCat will not be available. Canada in Hong Kong: - The Forgotten Heroes 4 The Hong Kong Veterans Commemorative Association was first proposed inwhen it became obvious that the Hong Kong Veterans themselves were finding it difficult to carry on with their own Association, for age and health reasons.

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In the fall ofbased on a British request for troops, a rather rag-tag group of Canadian soldiers were on their way to Hong Kong.This is one of the fullest descriptions of the fighting in Hong Kong and subsequent imprisonment, but in addition it is exceptional in being the view of a mature professional soldier, one who had signed on in and in his long service had seen much including time on the North West Frontier in by: 2.