Boy scouts salute during a Canadian commemorative ceremony on the 70th anniversary of the Battle of Hong Kong, at Sai Wan War Cemetery in Chai Wan on December 4, 2011. In November 1941, two battalions from Canada arrived in Hong Kong to reinforce the local garrison. Photo: Sam Tsang
Boy scouts salute during a Canadian commemorative ceremony on the 70th anniversary of the Battle of Hong Kong, at Sai Wan War Cemetery in Chai Wan on December 4, 2011. In November 1941, two battalions from Canada arrived in Hong Kong to reinforce the local garrison. Photo: Sam Tsang
Chi Wang
Opinion

Opinion

Chi Wang

Battle of Hong Kong: 80 years on, the memories of an indelible episode in city’s history still resonate

  • While the British-led forces held out for less time than London had hoped, the resistance was stronger than Tokyo planned
  • The horrors of war are hard to reconcile with some uncharacteristic acts of generosity by the commander of the Japanese forces

Boy scouts salute during a Canadian commemorative ceremony on the 70th anniversary of the Battle of Hong Kong, at Sai Wan War Cemetery in Chai Wan on December 4, 2011. In November 1941, two battalions from Canada arrived in Hong Kong to reinforce the local garrison. Photo: Sam Tsang
Boy scouts salute during a Canadian commemorative ceremony on the 70th anniversary of the Battle of Hong Kong, at Sai Wan War Cemetery in Chai Wan on December 4, 2011. In November 1941, two battalions from Canada arrived in Hong Kong to reinforce the local garrison. Photo: Sam Tsang
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