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It Won’t Be Long Now: The Diary of a Hong Kong Prisoner of War

Japan marched into Hong Kong at the outbreak of the Pacific War on December 8, 1941. On the same day, Graham Heywood was captured by the invading Japanese near the border while carrying out duties for the Royal Observatory. He was held at various places in the New Territories before being transported to the military Prisoner-of-War camp in Sham Shui Po, Kowloon. The Japanese refused to allow Heywood and his colleague Leonard Starbuck to join the civilians at the Stanley internment camp.


Cmdr. Peter MacRitchie of HMCS Prince Robert with liberated Canadian prisoners of war at Sham Shui Po Camp, Hong Kong

This image is very similar to http://gwulo.com/atom/19005, likely to be taken a few moments earlier or later.

On both images the same person in uniform is shown, but here the name given is Cmdr. Peter MacRitchie of HMCS Prince Robert, where on "19005" its Lieutenant-Commander Fred Day.  

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