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.
  • 1 Aug 1945, Barbara Anslow's diary

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    Wed, 1 Aug 1945

    Mrs. E. Byrne, whose husband died while grinding rice last year, had news that her only son has died.

    News circulating round camp these last few days is that Labour Govt. has got in at Home with a big majority, Atlee in charge. It's said that Churchill and Atlee flew to Potsdam. Churchill also said to have resigned from politics to write a history of the war.

  • 01 Aug 1945, R. E. Jones Wartime diary

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    Wed, 1 Aug 1945

    Showery, overcast, hot.

    Odd jobs.

    Saw Dr. Smalley again. Heart OK more Dig. & Strych.

    Tea 1.4oz & Shark liver oil (1 teaspoonful for 10 days) issued.

    Toothbrush to G & ground salt & beans.

    (No reply to Peace Terms offered to Japan, Gov’t still debating same) ∴

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