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Eastern FortressA Military History of Hong Kong, 1840-1970$
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Chi Man Kwong and Yiu Lun Tsoi

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9789888208708

Published to Hong Kong Scholarship Online: September 2015

DOI: 10.5790/hongkong/9789888208708.001.0001

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A British Foothold in China, 1839–1861

A British Foothold in China, 1839–1861

Chapter:
(p.9) 2 A British Foothold in China, 1839–1861
Source:
Eastern Fortress
Author(s):

Kwong Chi Man

Tsoi Yiu Lun

Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:10.5790/hongkong/9789888208708.003.0002

This chapter deals with the early defence and strategic use of Hong Kong as a British forward base in their increased presence in East Asia. It also deals with the difficulties faced by the early British garrison in Hong Kong and the inadequacies of its defence.

Keywords:   Hong Kong, Opium Wars, Battery, Pirates, Garrison, disease

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