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80 years ago: Hong Kong's wartime diaries

Shows diary entries from 80 years ago, using today's date in Hong Kong as the starting point. You can have these delivered to you by email each day, click here to subscribe. Or to see pages from earlier dates (they go back to 1 Dec 1941), please choose the date below and click the 'Apply' button.
  • 8 May 1942, R. E. Jones Wartime diary

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    Date(s) of events described: 
    Fri, 8 May 1942

    Cookhouse all day.

    Finer.

    Italian negotiations still going on & some warships of theirs surrendered at Alexandria.

    Three German towns wiped out & three Jap towns bombed. Japs protest to Russians re allowing USA to use Vladivostock as airbase, Russians reply “Come & stop them”.

    Jap games (?) in Burma cost them severe losses in men etc.

    20,000 French come over to British in Madagascar.

    B.E.F. hold a line in France. Vichy French attack their rear.

  • 08 May 1942, Eric MacNider's wartime diary

    Date(s) of events described: 
    Fri, 8 May 1942

    New meal times - NOON & 6 p.m. Sundays 11 a.m.& 6 p.m. 

    Sandbach addressed Blocks in compound 

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