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Everything tagged "1940s Hong Kong"

Serious malnutrition cases

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

Date approximate

Dr. H Talbot's caption: 

Serious malnutrition

Cases of wet beri-beri

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

Date approximate

Dr. H Talbot's caption: 

Cases of wet beri-beri – some of the men and the one lady hiding their swollen tummys

1940s TST Haiphong Rd

On Flickr attributed to 1952, but comments say it was pre-war. Date set to 1940.

Believe there is a war department boundary stone right of the mailbox.

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

New double deck KMB buses-18 April 1949-SCMP

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

Seems that there were Bus enthusiasts even in 1949

Access to Star Ferry 1949/1959

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

From HKMS 2.0

Left 1949-05-17, right 1959-10-05

In 1949, the tracks to the Kowloon Wharves are still there. As there are no aerial photos in between, the next one is from 1959. Here the new concourse has alreday been built. 

 

TKACHENKO's Russian Restaurant advert

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

This advert additionally gives a flavour of the dishes available.

Although I've visited Kiev several times starting from the mid-1990s I don't recall ever being served 'Chicken Kiev' there!

HMS STRIKER being tied up at Holt's Wharf

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

At Holt's Wharf, Peninsula hotel in background

Its a pity that more of the ship is not visible

Holt's Wharf-liberation aircraft carrier moored-1945

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

This screen grab from an IWM film shows an aircraft carrier moored at Holt’s Wharf.

Usually they have been photographed anchored mid-stream in the harbour.

Kowloon Wharves exit gate-railway tracks in place-POWs exiting

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

This screen grab from an IWM film shows Japanese POWs being marched out of Kowloon Wharves gates.

Of interest on the ground are the railway tracks connecting the wharves with the KCR terminus.

aerial view 1949-06-17 details

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

Source: HKMS 2.0

This set shows the houses built on the block between Nathan, Peking, Hankow, and Haiphong Roads.

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