Barbara Anslow remembers old Hong Kong. Part 2: 1938-42

Submitted by David on Sun, 05/15/2016 - 10:10

In part 1, Barbara talked about her first visit to Hong Kong as a young girl, living here from 1927 to 1929.

In this part 2, Barbara tells us about returning to Hong Kong in 1938, then being evacuated with her mother and sisters in 1940. While in transit in the Philippines, they received news that her father had died suddenly, which meant they all returned to Hong Kong. They decided to stay here, and so were caught up in the Japanese invasion of December 1941, and the internment that followed.

But back to 1938 - the family were following her father who'd been posted to the Royal Navy's dockyard in Hong Kong. What brought him back to Hong Kong again? (Scroll down for additional notes and photos.)

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