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Reduced to a Symbolical ScaleThe Evacuation of British Women and Children from Hong Kong to Australia in 1940$
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Tony Banham

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9789888390878

Published to Hong Kong Scholarship Online: May 2018

DOI: 10.5790/hongkong/9789888390878.001.0001

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Introduction

Introduction

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Reduced to a Symbolical Scale
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Tony Banham

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Hong Kong University Press
DOI:10.5790/hongkong/9789888390878.003.0001

A snapshot of the departure from Hong Kong: I am standing beside my mother, pressed up against the railing on the ship’s dock side, looking down at the crowd on the pier, searching for my father’s face, which I don’t remember finding. The atmosphere was superficially festive, everyone was throwing streamers to the crowd on the pier, but I could feel an underlying tension, something not quite right; otherwise, why wasn’t Daddy coming with us?...

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