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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.49) Chapter VI Relief
The Lone Flag

John Pownall Reeves

Hong Kong University Press

This chapter mainly discusses the relief to refugees and how they were looked after. It describes the establishment of the C.E.R, the staff involved in the operations and the centres that provided relief to the refugees. Resources were limited, and prices for food and fuel were rising. The consulate managed to cope with these difficulties with the general principle that a refugee could draw either subsidy or rations. The consulate also laid out rules regarding the granting of relief. The schemes were generally functional, though they discovered scams. The rapid fluctuations in currency exchange rates also posed challenges to relief work.

Keywords:   Macao, relief, Hong Kong, refugees, John Reeves, subsidy, World War II, British Consul, Japanese invasion

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