70 years ago: Hong Kong's wartime diaries

Shows diary entries from seventy-one 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.
  • 6 Jul 1945, Barbara Anslow's diary

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    Date(s) of events described: 
    Fri, 6 Jul 1945

    Outside roll call in the rain, with a lecture on how to stand from the interpreter.  2 hours outside.  Japs nasty.

    Rumours that Russia has declared war.

    Eileen getting worse.

    To Mr Osborne's funeral.

  • 06 Jul 1945, Eric MacNider's wartime diary

    Date(s) of events described: 
    Fri, 6 Jul 1945

    Boy scouts disbanded

    J. draw attention to misdemeanors on roofs, say “OK between man and wife but…”

    Outdoor a.m. roll call

    Doctors to report on mental condition of camp

  • 06 Jul 1945, R. E. Jones Wartime diary

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    Date(s) of events described: 
    Fri, 6 Jul 1945

    Cool, showery, E wind.

    Outside roll-call. Some unpleasantness, the rats are bad tempered about something.[He’s drawn an arrow linking this statement to the one about Russia declaring war]

    Ring for G’s friend.

    Cigs now 35Y. 4/1d each.

    Mary lent me Y75 for Canteen, to G.

    Russia declared war on Japan 4th?  

    W.T. ¼  Tea ¼  Salt ¼  ½ box matches. ∴

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