Jan Hendrik MARSMAN (aka Hank) [1892-1956] | Gwulo: Old Hong Kong

Jan Hendrik MARSMAN (aka Hank) [1892-1956]

Names
Given: 
Jan Hendrik
Family: 
Marsman
Alias / nickname: 
Hank
Sex: 
Male
Status: 
Deceased
Birth
Date: 
c.1892-01-01 (Month, Day are approximate)
Birthplace (country): 
Death
Date: 
c.1956-01-01 (Month, Day are approximate)

Jan Marsman was a Dutch-Filipino civil engineer and businessman. He was caught in Hong Kong by the Japanese attack, was present during the siege of the Repulse Bay Hotel, avoided internment by asserting Filipino nationality, and quickly escaped from Hong Kong. He wrote a book about his experiences: I Escaped from Hong Kong (1942)

 

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