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The Lone FlagMemoir of the British Consul in Macao during World War II$
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John Pownall Reeves, Colin Day, and Richard Garrett

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9789888208326

Published to Hong Kong Scholarship Online: September 2014

DOI: 10.5790/hongkong/9789888208326.001.0001

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(p.79) Chapter IX Morale
The Lone Flag

John Pownall Reeves

Hong Kong University Press

Chapter 9 discusses the attempts at raising morale among the refugees. Entertainment included music and sports activities and gambling. They also attempted to provide education. With so much leisure time, some girls worked in clubs as dance hostesses. Some refugees had taken to playing cards or mah-jong, and the consulate had to deal with the risks of the high stakes involved in those games. This chapter also describes the environment of the refugee centres and the arrangements families of different ethnicities made for their children. Churches and the consulate had worked together to provide for the refugees.

Keywords:   Macao morale, Hong Kong, John Reeves, gambling, World War II, British Consul, church, Japanese invasion, refugees

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