77 years ago: Hong Kong's wartime diaries
- Submitted by brian edgar on Thu, 2013-07-11 04:19Book / Document:Date(s) of events described:Sat, 5 May 1945
Speech Day at the camp school, and Franklin Gimson is the speaker. The internees know that Germany is close to defeat, and there's a feeling of exultation at the prospect of victory and release.
Geoffrey Emerson, Hong Kong Internment, Kindle Edition, Location 3121
- Submitted by Admin on Wed, 2015-05-06 16:34Book / Document:Date(s) of events described:Sat, 5 May 1945
Cloudy but fine, warm, cool NE wind.
4oz oil issued.
Canteen for W.T. & salt only. Y15.55 & Y4.90.
Foreign Ministers Eden, Molotov & Soong returned to their Countries. Stalin announced that Berlin was completely occupied 2nd & he promised the German people lenient treatment if they played the game. Churchill tells Himmler & Co that the negotiators of Peace would not get preferential treatment & that no Peace proposals would be accepted unless addressed to the 3 Powers together. Blackout off in Moscow.
Lorry with Canteen gear & papers. Helped G with havesack [sic]
Cooler & stronger wind pm.
- Submitted by Admin on Sat, 2015-05-16 15:32Book / Document:Date(s) of events described:Sat, 5 May 1945
Another hectic day 11.30 a.m. to 3.50 p.m. Left after blindly dropping bombs. One near Bowrington Canal. Everybody jittery. People moving about. Always safer some other place.
- Submitted by Admin on Tue, 2016-05-03 16:42Book / Document:Date(s) of events described:Sat, 5 May 1945
(News of peace terms in Europe)