28 Dec 1942, Memories of the trip from Stanley Camp to Shanghai

Submitted by Admin on Mon, 11/18/2013 - 12:29

Four days later ((ie 28th Dec, 1942)) we docked in Shanghai and were told to get off the ship. We all got off and stood in a group on the dock not knowing what to do, no one paid any attention to us and we just stood there in the dark waiting for someone to tell us what to do - we had lost all initiative in Stanley.

Eventually an old charcoal driven bus chartered by the British Residence Association in Shanghai took us to the Cathedral where we were registered and given some clothing and funds by the Association. What a change from Stanley!

In the next few weeks we were again interened in various camps in the Shanghai area where we stayed until late August 1945.

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