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

Lindsay, Oliver (with memories of) Harris, John R./Bramhall, Field Marshal Lord (foreword)

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ISBN 10: 1862273154 / ISBN 13: 9781862273153
Published by Spellmount 1st printing, Staplehurst, 2005
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xvi, 272 p., photos, maps, chapter notes, biblio, index, 8vo; Fine/Fine dust jacket. Bookseller Inventory # 52898

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Title: The Battle for Hong Kong 1941-1945: Hostage ...

Publisher: Spellmount 1st printing, Staplehurst

Publication Date: 2005

Binding: Hardcover

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Edition: 1st Edition

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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.

It is thoroughly researched with exceptional access to war diaries and graphically written personal accounts, superbly told by an expert authority.

About the Author:

Colonel Oliver Lindsay CBE FRHistS (Dorset) who lived in Hong Kong, is a military historian, author and book reviewer. He has written two previous well received, books on Hong Kong, The Lasting Honour: The Fall of Hong Kong, 1941 and At the Going Down of the Sun: Hong Kong and SE Asia, 1941-1945. John Harris TD (London) became a highly distinguished architect and is now aged 85. He was the former Chairman of the Argyle Street POW Association, having experienced life as a prisoner of the Japanese.

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