70 years ago: Hong Kong's wartime diaries

Shows diary entries from seventy years ago, using today's date in Hong Kong as the starting point. To see pages from earlier dates (they go back to 1 Dec 1941), choose the date below and click the 'Apply' button.
  • 23 Sep 1944, Eric MacNider's wartime diary

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    Eric MacNider's wartime diary
    Date of events described: 
    Sat, 1944-09-23


    Marie O'Connor

    No more newspaper for Camp.

    Camp "chicken" raffle (1921 tickets: Y25 sen each) won by Miss CS Rawlings (Bl. 4) drawing by Adrian Fortescue in presence of J.A. Stericker, in Central Social Hall.

  • 23 Sep 1944, R. E. Jones Wartime diary

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    R. E. Jones Wartime diary
    Date of events described: 
    Sat, 1944-09-23


    Saw Dr. Thomas re oedema. Better, off Thiamin & on Vitamin capsules every other day for 1 wk.

    Lessons with Gemmel. ((Not sure if that is Mr Gemmel a fellow prison officer, or Miss Gemmell a teacher.))

    1yr since Canadians left. I wonder how many of them will trouble to remember.

    Chopped wood.

    With Steve pm. E there too.

    Barnett won chicken.

    Heard Air-raid alarm 9.50pm & all clear 10.10pm but nothing happened locally.

    Jap holiday. Autumn Festival.

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