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John Charter's wartime diary

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Dates of events covered by this document: 
Thu, 1942-01-01 to Mon, 1945-12-31

John Charter kept an extensive diary throughout his internment in Stanley Camp.

The diary is now in the possession of John's son, Anthony, and has recently been transcribed by Bill Lake. Anthony and Bill are working to publish the diary as a book.

[UPDATE: The diary plus additional information has been published as "The First Shall Be Last", and is available on Amazon:]


Bill Lake was interviewed on RTHK this week, and talks about the Charter diary: