Japanese troops march across the border into Hong Kong. Photo: Alamy Stock Photo
Japanese troops march across the border into Hong Kong. Photo: Alamy Stock Photo

Why Churchill didn’t want Hong Kong defended against Japanese, and how the colony survived wartime occupation

Archives show British leader opposed sending more troops because he didn’t believe colony could be safeguarded, how Hong Kong officials sought co-operation with occupiers, and how colonial rule was quickly revived

Knowledge |   World War II in Hong Kong
Japanese troops march across the border into Hong Kong. Photo: Alamy Stock Photo
Japanese troops march across the border into Hong Kong. Photo: Alamy Stock Photo
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