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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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Hong Kong under the Japanese Occupation, 1942–1945

Hong Kong under the Japanese Occupation, 1942–1945

(p.225) 9 Hong Kong under the Japanese Occupation, 1942–1945
Eastern Fortress

Kwong Chi Man

Tsoi Yiu Lun

Hong Kong University Press

This chapter deals with the period of Japanese occupation and the Japanese attempt to use Hong Kong as a shipping hub to support their war effort. The Anglo-Chinese underground resistance such as the British Army Aid Group and the East River Column will be discussed. It also discusses the Japanese plans to defend Hong Kong during the possible Allied counterattack.

Keywords:   Imperial Japanese Navy, Convoy, British Army Aid Group, East River Column, Gin Drinekrs’ Line, underground resistance

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