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Work on airfield Ping Shan 1945

Text on Flickr: Work on airfield Ping Shan,Hong Kong across the bay.

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E) Air Defences

Air Defences

It has also to be mentioned that the Colony’s air defences were practically nil. In the now-remote pre-war years effective air defence appeared to be impracticable, because the limited land area of Hong Kong affords little space for airfields. The lessons of the war, however, may suggest methods of overcoming that difficulty. Neighbouring small islands could be flattened and converted into “airstrips.”

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