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Repatriation notices

These appeared in the local newspapers in the months following the Japanese surrender, advising people when a ship was available to take them overseas.

"Light Airs" Vol. VI

"Light Airs" in seven volumes was the journal of the 4th Submarine Flotilla. The submarines seem to have each taken it in turns to compile a volume of the journal. Printed by Kelly & Walsh Ltd., Hong Kong, Vol. VI was compiled by members of the crew of HM Submarine L3. The editor was R.G. Liveing and the pages I shall be uploading is from the copy kept by the commanding officer, Lt.-Cdr. W. R. Fell. The journal  gives a flavour of life on a submarine and is a nice example of 1920s humour - submariner humour.


Additional notes

The Happy Valley Racecourse Fire Disaster

The following information has been extracted from David Twynham's dissertation for an MSc in the Study of Security Management. The dissertation was completed in October 1996, and titled:

A failure to exercise foresight

Case study analysis of available historical information relating to the Fire Disaster at Happy Valley Racecourse, Hong Kong on 26th February 1918.

Many thanks to David for making these extracts available to us.


Carl Thurman Smith Collection

Microfiche copies of many Hong Kong documents

Airplane crashes in and around Hong Kong

A collection of pages about airplane crashes in, or related to, Hong Kong.

Click any of the links in "Pages" to read about one of the incidents.

Click here to add another.

Don Ady's wartime memories

Smuggled in and out of Stanley

The following excerpts come from this six-page typed report made by "F. W. Wright, Customs Officer" after he escaped from Stanley Camp. The excerpts have kindly been transcribed by Amelia Allsop of the Hong Kong Heritage Project (HKHP).

The original document is part of the Elizabeth Ride Collection, now housed in The HKHP Archive. For more information on this collection, please contact HKHP via their website: https://www.hongkongheritage.org/html/eng/index.html#/contact/ 

Japanese media reports of Hong Kong in WW2

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