The Battle for Hong Kong 1941-1945: Hostage to Fortune

Spellmount, 2005 - 272 頁
Published to coincide with the 60th anniversary of liberation of Hong Kong and VJ Day, this is the authoritative account of how the British, Canadian, Indian and Chinese defenders surrendered Hong Kong to the Japanese after 18 days of intense fighting, on Christmas Day, 1941. The nightmare of the Japanese invasion of Hong Kong and a remarkable story of endurance and courage under appalling conditions, with vivid descriptions of life as a prisoner of the Japanese. Illuminated by a then architectural student's extraordinary story: a 'civilian's' insight of war although pitch-forked into battles as a young subaltern in the Royal Engineers. The award of one VC and four George Crosses in one small theatre of war is unique. A story of espionage, betrayal and heroism - was the senior British Intelligence office helping the Japanese?


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One of my interests is the 20th century history of Hong Kong, where I lived for 10 years. I have started to write my second novel, with a probable title 'The Hong Kong Circle'. This starts with the ... 閱讀評論全文


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Colonel Oliver Lindsay is a military historian and the author of The Lasting Honour: The Fall of Hong Kong, 1941 and At the Going Down of the Sun: Hong Kong and SE Asia, 1941-1945. He lives in Dorset.