New on Gwulo: 2019, week 26 | Gwulo: Old Hong Kong

New on Gwulo: 2019, week 26

A look at what's been added / updated at Gwulo.com. Please click on the photos or the blue links for more information - and please leave a comment if you can add any new details.

 

Summer holidays!

Sorry for the double dose of newsletters - we're getting ready to head to the UK for our summer holidays, so I wanted to send these out before we leave this evening.

While we're away, you can see what contributors are adding to Gwulo by checking the "Recent posts" page. There are also a couple of exhibitions in Hong Kong over the summer that look interesting:

Or if you fancy some holiday reading:

  • Bob Tatz has published his memoir, "Lost in the Battle for Hong Kong". Brian Edgar writes that it's "The real Empire of the Sun", and continues "I’m sure many readers will be moved by the way in which that scared and abandoned orphan boy eventually found fulfilment in work, love and parenthood."
  • Another valuable addition to the records about WW2 Hong Kong is "The First Shall Be Last". It's a thick book, over 600 pages long, with the bulk of the content coming from John Charter's diary of events during the fighting and through the long internment at Stanley. Every new diary we read gives new viewpoints on events, but this diary also stands out for the level of detail recorded. John writes well, making it an easy read as well as an informative one.

 

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Photos

1968 12 HK NT (2) - Rice harvest
1968 12 HK NT (2) - Rice harvest, by John + Judith Mackay

 

Churchill ARV Tank-DillsCorner-1958
Churchill ARV Tank-DillsCorner-1958, by Bryan Panter

 

1931 Kowloon- Hong Kong ferry.jpg
1931 Kowloon- Hong Kong ferry.jpg, by Kirsty Norman

 

1968 12 HK from Shatin Heights Hotel
1968 12 HK from Shatin Heights Hotel, by John + Judith Mackay

 

Cover of ELVISLAND magazine - August 1978
Cover of ELVISLAND magazine - August 1978, by Roy Delbyck

 

1968 12 HK DWB Golf Club (1)
1968 12 HK DWB Golf Club (1), by John + Judith Mackay

 

Small building on Wong Nai Chung Road
Small building on Wong Nai Chung Road, by Admin

 

Wedding group Kiki and Louis HK.jpg
Wedding group Kiki and Louis HK.jpg, by Kirsty Norman

 

4 Broadwood Rd., Approx 1949-1950.jpg
4 Broadwood Rd., Approx 1949-1950.jpg, by franwall

 

Sham Shui Po flood of 1957.
Sham Shui Po flood of 1957., by Bryan Panter

 

1934-6-13 in the garden of the Orient Tobacco Factory, Mongkok (3).jpg
1934-6-13 in the garden of the Orient Tobacco Factory, Mongkok (3).jpg, by Kirsty Norman

 

1931-04-26 Promenade Hong Kong.jpg
1931-04-26 Promenade Hong Kong.jpg, by Kirsty Norman

 

1938 Snipe shooting
1938 Snipe shooting, by Kirsty Norman

 

1934 Avro Cierva Autogyro
1934 Avro Cierva Autogyro, by Moddsey

 

1953 Sek Kong Runway - Spitfire Landing Accident
1953 Sek Kong Runway - Spitfire Landing Accident, by Moddsey

 

Round Up Room, Miramar Hotel
Round Up Room, Miramar Hotel, by Brian Clift

 

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