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Dutch volunteers Hong Kong, Repulse Bay Hotel, 1937

Charles Gesner van der Voort (1916-1991) was part of a group of Dutch bachelors in pre-war Shanghai. Another member of this group was David van Gelderen (1908-1990), originally from Rotterdam. He arrived in Shanghai in 1933, working for Unilever, a merger of the operations of Dutch Margarine Unie and British soap maker Lever Brothers.

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1937

Hong Kong Volunteers San Wai Camp-1937

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1937
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An civil aircraft from Far East Aviation Co of Kai Tak simulates an attack on the volunteers who are trying to shoot at it. Three volunteers are at the bottom of the picture. 

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