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Everything tagged "1940s Hong Kong"

Hong Kong Japanese Surrender 1.jpg

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1945

This photograph is one of two sent to me soon after the 75th anniversary of VJ Day by a cousin of mine. Her father, Air Commodore Gilbert Bartholomew, was present at the ceremony, representing the Royal Air Force (he is marked with the small 'X'). The ceremony was held in the entrance lobby area of Government House on 12 September 1945.

Hong Kong Japanese Surrender 2.jpg

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1945

This photograph is the second of two sent to me soon after the 75th anniversary of VJ Day by a cousin of mine. Her father, Air Commodore Gilbert Bartholomew, was present at the ceremony, representing the Royal Air Force. The ceremony was held in the entrance lobby area of Government House on 12 September 1945.

Hong Kong Japanese Surrender 3.png

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
2018

I believe this is the location of the Japanese surrender ceremony at Government House on 12 September 1945.  Coincidentally, I took this photograph standing in roughly the same spot as the photographer who took the 'Hong Kong Japanese Surrender 2' image. It was taken on a Government House open day in less turbulent times than in 1945.

Chatham and Cameron Roads 1947

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1947

Cropped from Hong Kong-Kowloon-East TST & Chatham Road

Shows Chatham and Cameron Roads in north-westerly direction. The houses Dilkusha and the one on K.I.L 537 are still there. South of Cameron Road is an undeveloped space where in the 1920s RAF temporary quarters were located. Possibly the K.I.L's 517 and 518 (and maybe 524) were owned by the RAF or other military organizations that were not sold to private persons before the end of WW II. 

Survey of tunnels-China Mail-15-09-1945

Skyscraper plan in Kowloon abandoned-HK Telegraph-15-06-1940

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1940

C.E. Warren-Well Boring-HK Telegraph-18-03-1940

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1940

New CHEERO CLUB Formally opened-China Mail-15-12-1949

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1949

Kowloon-presumably the flats that had to be demolished to make way for Kai Tak's new runway-19-04-1949

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1949

Hong Kong-New Territories -new Army Camps construction-China Mail-15-07-1949

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1949

Might help those interested in the origins of the NT's military sites and when they were constructed.

 

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