Norman H. BRIGGS [c.1905-1993]

Names
Given: 
Norman H.
Family: 
Briggs
Sex: 
Male
Status: 
Deceased
Birth
Date: 
c.1905-01-01 (Year, Month, Day are approximate)
Birthplace (country): 
Death
Date: 
c.1993-01-01 (Month, Day are approximate)

California resident Norman Briggs was sent to Hong Kong by Standard Oil in August 1941.

During the December fighting he volunteered to work for Food Control. After the surrender he was interned in Stanley until the reaptriation of late JUne 1942.

Soon after being reunited his family he wrote a wartime memoir which was published posthumously in 2006 - Taken in Hong Kong. This provides a detailed and balanced account of the American experience of internment.