Vietnamese Influx into Hong Kong 1979 | Gwulo: Old Hong Kong

Vietnamese Influx into Hong Kong 1979

In 1979 more than 60,000 Vietnamese refugees arrived at Hong Kong's sea boundary. In a talk with Annemarie Evans on RTHK's Hong Kong Heritage, I describe what it was like as a frontline Marine Police officer tasked to deal with the influx. The programme link is here:


Les has uploaded several photos he took of the Vietnamese refugees in their boats:

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VBP 1.jpg, by Les Bird


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VBP 2.jpeg, by Les Bird


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VBP 3.jpeg, by Les Bird


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VBP 5.jpeg, by Les Bird


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VBP 6.jpeg, by Les Bird


VBP 7.JPG, by Les Bird


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VBP 8.jpg, by Les Bird


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VBP 9.jpg, by Les Bird