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  1. Magazines - Post Magazine - SUNDAY MORNING

    Six degrees

    Posted Aug 30th 2014, 11:32pm

    ... Olivia Rosenman Olivia Rosenman Sir Henry Pottinger (right), whose name has been immortalised by the steep, stone-stepped street in Central, served as the first governor of Hong Kong. It was Pottinger who led the Royal Navy to victory in Humen, Canton, ending the first opium war and prompting the Treaty of Nanking. The agreement was inked 172 years and two days ago, on August 29, 1842. ...

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    My life: Chester Williams

    Posted Aug 02nd 2014, 11:31pm by Robby Nimmo

    ... for my other three siblings, I went to work in the navy, in logistics. That meant getting up at 4am. In those apartheid days, black people had to travel in the second-class rail carriages. ... and get up and do it all again. I was playing for the Western Province team and the navy. They were tough days, and they got even tougher when Wilmot passed away from meningitis, aged 20. ...

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    City scope: Windows to the past

    Posted Jul 19th 2014, 10:52pm by Anna Chen

    ... who'd served in the British merchant navy during the second world war, but were secretly and forcibly repatriated to China after risking their lives for the Allied cause. Many left behind ...

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    Then & now: forcing the issue

    Posted Jun 21st 2014, 11:52pm by Jason Wordie

    ... As the public mood deteriorates, PLA deployment in the face of civil unrest is looking ever more probable, writes Jason Wordie Forcing the issue As predicted, Hong Kong’s longheralded ... of Xinhua in Hong Kong, Zhou Nan, also made it clear the PLA would become involved if riots were to envelop Hong Kong. How much more unambiguous does anyone need to be? That both the possibility ...

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    Then & now: land of make believe

    Posted May 03rd 2014, 11:09pm by Jason Wordie

    ... for practical harbour access from the now-landlocked PLA headquarters and to demonstrate national sovereignty), when the Town Planning Board received more than 18,000 objections, and a handful ...

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    My life: Robert Bickers

    Posted Apr 12th 2014, 11:17pm by Stuart Heaver

    ... in the Royal Air Force and he did a tour in Hong Kong. We lived in Sunderland Road (in Kowloon Tong), just south of what is now the PLA barracks. I attended St Andrew's Primary School and remember ...

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    Then & now: planners not all at sea

    Posted Feb 08th 2014, 10:46pm by Jason Wordie

    ... Jason Wordie Hong Kong's pre-war strategists had good reason to believe threats to the colony would come from enemy navies, writes Jason Wordie Planners not all at sea The most widely repeated slanders about British defence planning for Hong Kong and Singapore in the years before the second world war generally end with the line "and the guns all pointed out to sea!" ...

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    City scope: blue plaque marks black chapter

    Posted Dec 21st 2013, 10:44pm by Anna Chen

    ... ceased, however, many of these men who had risked their lives to serve the Allied merchant navy found themselves rounded up and covertly returned to China against their wishes. Indeed, so ...

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    Something new: Into the drink

    Posted Aug 18th 2013, 12:00am by Kylie Knott

    ... and ginger beer); and the Hong Kong Grog- a take on the basic rum-based Navy Grog, with lime, fig, grapefruit and honey thrown in. On-board menu offerings from Chris Woodyard and guest chef George ...

  10. Magazines - Post Magazine - SUNDAY MORNING

    Six degrees

    Posted Jul 28th 2013, 12:00am

    ... No 5 on Premiere magazine’s list of 100 greatest movie characters of all time – claims he started smoking aged nine. He enlisted in the Royal Navy at 16, served for three years, then worked as a milkman, ...




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