70 years ago: Hong Kong's wartime diaries
- Submitted by brian edgar on Fri, 2012-12-21 17:15Book / Document:Date(s) of events described:Sat, 25 Nov 1944
Commissioner of Police J. Pennefather-Evans is a fervent Christian and member of the Oxford Group ((later Moral Rearmament, now Initiatives For Change)). He's been approaching his police officers to try to persuade them to attend Group meetings. In his diary for today George Wright-Nooth records that recently he appeared to have been successful as five of the police turned up at a meeting. One of them became very emotional and began to confess his past sins 'with vivid descriptive detail'. Pennefather-Evans eventually jumped up and ordered the man to stop.
Wright-Nooth suspects a 'leg-pull'. He stresses that he personally always found the Commissioner a 'very fair and decent man'.
George Wright-Nooth, Prisoner Of The Turnip Heads, 1994, 198
- Submitted by Admin on Thu, 2014-12-18 16:51Book / Document:Date(s) of events described:Sat, 25 Nov 1944
Overcast, mist, drizzly. NE wind.
Sewing shop & wood.
Water on so had nice bath, rather cold now.
Jewelry fetching enormous prices, any gold, even teeth fillings fetch good money.
Lorry with wood 5.20pm.
Paper has nothing whatever about other fronts except Japanese. Raid on Tokyo 80 planes [22nd crossed out, looks like 24] for 2 hrs.
- Submitted by Admin on Tue, 2016-11-22 21:22