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Escape from Hong Kong: Admiral Chan Chak's Christmas-Day Dash, 1941

Tim Luard


On 25 December 1941, the day of Hong Kong's surrender to the Japanese, Admiral Chan Chak—the Chinese government's chief agent in Hong Kong—and more than 60 Chinese and British intelligence, naval, and marine personnel made a dramatic escape from the invading army. They travelled on five small motor torpedo boats toward Mirs Bay, landing at a beach near Nanao. Then, guided by guerrillas and villagers, they walked for four days through enemy lines to Huizhou, before flying to Chongqing or travelling by land to Burma. The breakout laid the foundations of an escape trail jointly used by the Britis ... More

Keywords: World War II, Hong Kong, South China, Japanese occupation, escape story, East River Column, guerillas, Royal Navy, Chinese Army, Chan Chak

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9789888083763
Published to Hong Kong Scholarship Online: May 2012 DOI:10.5790/hongkong/9789888083763.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Tim Luard, author