New on Gwulo: 2019, week 47
A look at what's new on 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.
- Several books are in the news...
- Congratulations to Bob Tatz on last week's launch of his book, Lost in the Battle for Hong Kong, last week. A good-sized crowd made the effort to attend, despite the public transport problems. He told us some of the stories of his time as a young orphan in wartime Hong Kong, and answered the many questions that the audience had for him.
- Les Bird reports that his book, A Small Band Of Men, is now on the bookshelves at Bookazine and other local bookstores. The book looks at the 20 years he spent in the Marine Police in the 1970s-90s. Les has posted chapter 21, Deadly Game, here on Gwulo. In it, he describes how they dealt with the 'Daai Fei', the high-powered speedboats that smugglers used in the 1990s.
- The third Gwulo book gathered momentum over the last two weeks. The last two pieces of the layout were finished, the map:
- Do any residents of the Sek Kong Village remember their local newspaper:
- Martin asks for help about the Hongkong government's policy regarding the New Territories in the 1970s, as part of his research into Mo Tat Wan village on Lamma.
- A personal account of the Tyndareus hitting the German mine in 1917.
- Jill has uploaded a copy of 'Light Airs', the journal of the 4th Submarine Flotilla who were regular visitors to Hong Kong in the 1920s.
- Details of the Dosei Maru 同生丸, the ship being bombed in this photo:
- It was good to catch up with everyone for lunch back on the 7th. Thanks to Annelise for arranging it.
- Castle Peak Power Station [1982- ]
- Jubilee Street [c.1875- ]
- Torpedo Depot / Kowloon Naval Yard / Government Dockyard [????-????]
- Trench at Pak Shui Wan beach [????- ]
- Aliison asks if any readers are heading to the upcoming Encontro 2019 in Macau?
- Rose CARROLL (née ROSINADA) [1861-1941]
- Frederick Patrick DALY (aka Fred) [1879-1927]
- HEANG family members
- Robert George LIVEING [1905-1968], on Submarine L3 here in 1928-29.
- Stanley Camp internees
- Alfred Trevor GODFREY [1912-1942]
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