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John Pearce

The following obituary appeared in The Daily Telegraph yesterday 21 March 2017.  I thought it may be of general interest particularly to those who knew him or knew of him.

John Pearce, racehorse owner and wartime escapee – obituary

 

Hong Kong under Japanese rule.

The Japanese were not exactly welcomed into Hong Kong by the Chinese population - after all, this was the same Japanese Army that had occupied the adjoining Chinese province of Guangdong. The abuses committed by Japanese troops in looting and raping were hardly a good start, and the severity of Japanese martial law (Hong Kong was kept under martial law for the entire duration - three years and eight months - of the Japanese occupation) did nothing to bring peoples hearts and minds round to favour Japanese rule.
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