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.
  • 16 Apr 1944, Barbara Anslow's diary

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    Barbara Anslow's diary
    Date of events described: 
    Sun, 1944-04-16

    Mrs Henson died peacefully in hospital in the night.

  • 16 Apr 1944, R. E. Jones Wartime diary

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    R. E. Jones Wartime diary
    Date of events described: 
    Sun, 1944-04-16

    Schöner tag. Mehl fur brot gemahlt. Nmtg.an dem Dach ein wenig Sonn brennen. Abend mit Steve. Catolik Geistlicher spracht “Japan erwasten US troopen hierzokommen durch Mirs Bay

    ((Jill's translation:

    Beautiful day. Ground flour for bread. Got a bit sunburnt on the roof in the afternoon. Evening with Steve.  A Catholic priest said that Japan expects US troops to come here through Mirs Bay.

    ))

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