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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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The Fall of Hong Kong, December 1941

The Fall of Hong Kong, December 1941

(p.161) 8 The Fall of Hong Kong, December 1941
Eastern Fortress

Kwong Chi Man

Tsoi Yiu Lun

Hong Kong University Press

This chapter is a revision of the Battle of Hong Kong in 1941 using both Japanese and British archival sources and other materials. It attempts to bring in the Japanese perspective to the Battle and challenges many existing understandings about the course of the battle and to explain the defeat of the British garrison.

Keywords:   Japanese Army, Battle of Hong Kong, Shing Mun Redoubt, Wong Nai Chung Gap, Hong Kong Volunteer Defence Corps, Chan Chak, Indian Army, Hong Kong Chinese Regiment, Brigadier John Lawson, Canadian Reinforcement

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