Everything tagged: World War 2

An account of Hong Kong leading up to the Japanese invasion in 1941

Submitted by Hugh Dulley on Sun, 02/19/2017 - 18:30

"A Voyage to War: An Englishmans's Account of Hong Kong 1936-41" by Hugh Dulley

A brief description of the book:-

Hugh Dulley’s father (Peter Dulley) and mother (Therese Sander) met in Hong Kong on New Year’s Eve 1935. Four years later at the outbreak of war, Peter, a weekend sailor, was called up in the Hong Kong Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. He eventually graduated to command an ocean-going tug of 500 tons from Hong Kong to Aden. En route he called at islands still enjoying pre-war peacetime and navigated across the Indian Ocean using a sextant.

06 Dec 1941, INTERNED - DECEMBER 1941

Submitted by Clive Hamilton on Tue, 01/03/2017 - 06:32

We were dancing in the Rose Room of the Peninsula Hotel in Hong Kong on the evening of Saturday the 6th December, 1941.  During the evening an announcement was made on the loudspeaker, recalling all service personnel to report to their headquarters immediately.  It was an ominous sign that war with Japan was close at hand.

Selwyn-Clarke's Prison Bible at Bedales School

Submitted by brian edgar on Fri, 10/24/2014 - 19:12

Note: Access to the Bible and permission for photography and reproduction was kindly granted by Jane Kirby, Librarian and Archivist of Bedales School.




I recently went with a group of friends on a literary trip to the Petersfield area of Hampshire. One of our main interests was the poet Edward Thomas who was killed in the front line in 1917. One of our group was an old girl of Bedales, a school with which Thomas had strong links so she arranged for our group to visit.

Arseny Joseph SAVITSKY (aka Joe) [1903-1990]

Submitted by Suziepie on Mon, 05/14/2012 - 06:31

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Portrait Artist in Stanley Prison Camp

AJ Savitsky was an artist interned in the Stanley Prison Camp during World War II, when the Japanese occupied Hong Kong, He was a Russian who had migrated to Hong Kong in the early 1930s and became a member of the Hong Kong Police Reserve in 1936. He was interned with other civilians, including police officers.