Lo Wu border crossing 1955

Sat, 09/25/2021 - 03:16

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The rail crossing of the Kowloon-Canton Railway at Lo Wu 1955. The white painted sentry box on the Chinese side was equipped with a Lewis Gun facing us.Other machine guns are visible in the circular sandbagged position.

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Date picture taken


Note how the steel bridge trusses are covered in.

The 1950-51 Kowloon-Canton Railway annual report states:


> In December, at the request of the Police Department, which provided the necessary funds, the Railway Border Bridge was totally enclosed with steel plates in order to afford protection to foot passengers who were robbed by gangs operating from Chinese Territory. The thieves climbed up on to the under-girders of the bridge and slashed baggage with razor blades while others snatched wrist watches and jewellery openly. On one occasion when the British Police endeavoured to stop them they were pelted with stones, bottles and nightsoil.