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The Survivors

Dates of events covered by this document: 
Sat, 1916-01-01 to Mon, 1945-12-31

I have just finished reading a fascinating book called 'The Survivors' by Diana Fortescue about her parents Tim and Margery Fortescue, who with their baby Adrian were interned in Stanley Internment Camp in Hong Kong 1942-45.

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Paul Atroshenko's childhood memories of wartime Hong Kong

Dates of events covered by this document: 
Fri, 1937-01-01 to Wed, 1947-01-01

The extracts from Paul's website are reproduced here with his permission. He writes:

Thanks to the Russian Revolution, a lot of Russians ended up like political shrapnel flung across the Far East. Hong Kong proved to be a great haven for many of them. Even during the Japanese Occupation, Russians were not interned because the Japanese avoided war with the Soviet Union; and all Russians, whatever their politics, were basically left alone.

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Events at the Repulse Bay Hotel

Dates of events covered by this document: 
Sun, 1941-12-07 to Fri, 1942-01-23

Kindly provided by Elizabeth Ride from her collection.

You can read the full document, "Report of Miss M Matheson, the Manager of the Repulse Bay Hotel, upon events at the Hotel from the outbreak of hostilities on December 8th until December 24th 1941.", at: http://gwulo.com/comment/31201#comment-31201

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Mary Unsworth's memoirs of life in Hong Kong

Dates of events covered by this document: 
Tue, 1895-01-01 to Mon, 1900-12-31
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Pio-Ulski family's wartime memories

Dates of events covered by this document: 
Mon, 1945-07-16

We have brief notes about George Pio-Ulski and his wife Melitza, and a few of their documents from the Japanese occupation years.

These are courtesy of their daughter Nona. Please visit Nona's website for much more information about her family's history:

http://pio-ulski.com/

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Roland H J Brooks' War Diary - Stanley Internment Camp WWII

Dates of events covered by this document: 
Thu, 1941-12-25 to Mon, 1945-07-02
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Eric MacNider's wartime diary

Dates of events covered by this document: 
Mon, 1941-12-08 to Thu, 1945-08-30

Introduction

Eric MacNider wrote this diary to record his time in Stanley. Each day is given one line of a notebook, so the entries tend to be brief.

He was very thorough at recording details of:

  • Births, deaths, and marriages
  • Entertainments put on by the internees, often with a cast list
  • Sunday church services, listing the priest(s) taking the services that day, and the title of their sermon.

Abbreviations used in this diary

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Journal of Lt. Donald W. Kerr

Dates of events covered by this document: 
Fri, 1944-02-11 to Fri, 1944-03-31

Thanks to Donald's son David for sharing these extracts from his father's journal. David writes:

On February 11, 1944, Lt. Donald W. Kerr of the 32nd Fighter Squadron of the 3rd Fighter Group of the United States Army 14th Air Force, Chinese-American Composite Wing (CACW), was shot down over Hong Kong.  These are extracts of his journal describing his rescue by the people of Hong Kong, the East River Column, and the British Army Aid Group (BAAG)

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Childhood memories of 1920s Hong Kong

Dates of events covered by this document: 
Sat, 1927-01-01 to Tue, 1929-12-31

Barbara Anslow remembers her childhood in Hong Kong in the 1920s:

1927 - Sailing to Hong Kong with the P & O

Nothing in our village life in Crombie, Scotland had prepared us for the enthralling new world we were entering when we trooped up the gangway on to R.M.S. 'Rawalpindi' [1]. The Redwood family were setting off to Hong Kong where my Dad, an Electrical Engineer, was to work in the Naval Dockyard. Mum was 32, Dad 35, sister Olive 11, Mabel 4, and I was 8.

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Tom Hutchinson's Wartime Diary

Dates of events covered by this document: 
Sun, 1943-08-08 to Fri, 1944-12-29

Introduction

Tom Hutchinson and family c1937

The Hutchinsons: Sarah, Girlie, James, Bea, Tom, c1937

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