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.
  • 27 Apr 1945, Barbara Anslow's diary

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    Fri, 27 Apr 1945

    Oil came, we had 2 ounce issue each.

    Soap issue.

    Apparently fighting still going on in Berlin and Europe - not the end yet.

  • 27 Apr 1945, R. E. Jones Wartime diary

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    Fri, 27 Apr 1945

    Raining, colder.

    Truck hub.

    Steve gave me Suk Yin.

    2oz oil & 3oz Salt issued.

    Stalin’s son as hostage. Big concentration of war vessels W of Luzon. Montgomery for Norway. Kesselring to conduct guerrilla warfare from Oslo. Laval not allowed entrance into Switzerland. W.Sumatra bombarded & good progress made in Burma. Nearly 800,000 homes destroyed & 3 million homeless in Japan due to bombing.

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