70 years ago: Hong Kong's wartime diaries
- Submitted by Barbara Anslow on Thu, 2012-06-07 15:44Book / Document:Date(s) of events described:Thu, 20 Sep 1945
On arrival at F. Mission for tiffin, Nan (Grady) said 'Have you heard? We're going on the 'Smiter' tomorrow.' I thought she meant just for a social visit - but it means sailing!!! Later, departure delayed to the 22nd, but I've left work, having handed over this afternoon to Grace Ezra, got away at 4pm.
Olive doesn't want to go on Smiter ((she was having too good a time these days!)) but will go.
Went shopping and had hair cut.
- Submitted by brian edgar on Fri, 2012-10-12 20:53Book / Document:Date(s) of events described:Thu, 20 Sep 1945
A report in the China Mail claims that 'Stanley feels hurt': half of the 400 women found that there weren't enough pullovers, coats and sandals in a package form the Australian Red Cross. The report makes it clear that neither the Red Cross nor the Camp Authorities are to blame.
The paper also reports the birth of a son to former internees Mr. and Mrs. Alan Thomas on board the H.M.S. Oxfordshire.
China Mail, September 20, 1945, pages 3 and 4
- Submitted by Admin on Thu, 2015-08-27 17:21Book / Document:Date(s) of events described:Thu, 20 Sep 1945
Underway for “The next Port of Call” 7.20am. US M/swpr. ahead.
Overcast, slight sea, cooler.
Several malaria cases to Hosp. today.
Clock back 1hr. midn’t.