A Travel of Hong Kong Mainland Defence Ruins (World War II) - further information
Here's a place to find / add further information related to the above book. Scroll down to see a list of the Routes from the book, click on the one you are interested in.
The book gives a series of walks through the New Territories, each accompanied by a map, lots of photos, and further information. You can approach it as a hiking guide-book - each route takes you through an interesting part of Hong Kong's countryside. But if you'd like to see some of the remains of Hong Kong's wartime history you'll find them especially interesting.
Thanks to reader T for introducing the book to us:
The book mentioned might have been the one talking about WWII Military sites - New Territory chapter. It's ISBN number is 978-988-210-639-0 The book was written by Mr Joe Yip, who seems to be working in the ambulance service for more than 14 years.
There is a Preface in English, and another short piece talking the Sai Wan Cemetary and Memorial and the Defence of Hong Kong.
The editorial team could be reached through firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
If you quote that ISBN at a local book store (eg Commercial Press), you'll be able to buy a copy.
One problem for us illiterates is that it's almost all written in Chinese. So it was suggested to add this companion.
We'll work in a similar way to the Booth companion. Below you'll see an entry for each route in the book. If you click on the route, you'll see a map and a list of places mentioned along that route.
And if you don't see them yet, please jump in and make them, it's not hard:
To add a new route:
Add a new Forum Topic, and give it the name 'Route NN - HK Mainland Defence Ruins', changing NN to be the number of the route, eg 03 for Route 3.
In the body, paste this text:
Places to see along Route NN, from the book 'A Travel of Hong Kong Mainland Defence Ruins (World War II)'.
If you want to add a new Place to the map for this Route, use the 'Create content / Place' link at the bottom of the menu on your left to create the Place, and remember to add the tag 'RNN-HKMDR' so that it shows up on the map.
Don't forget to replace both 'NN' with the number for this route.
If I see any new forum topic like this, I'll add it in to this page for all to see.
What places to add?
I'd suggest adding in the starting point and end point of the walk. For some of the routes I found it took a while to work out exactly where they were in Hong Kong.
Then add in any places from the book that you think will be of interest, together with any notes.
And ideally, add in any extra places that you think will be interesting to people walking the route. eg Craig's recent discovery of tunnels around Devil's Peak. In that way we can add some value and give something back to the book's authors, rather than just translating what they've written.