Vietnamese refugees arrive in Hong Kong. Some are wearing green or khaki shirts from the Vietnamese military.
Vietnamese refugees arrive in Hong Kong. Some are wearing green or khaki shirts from the Vietnamese military.

Vietnamese boatpeople tell their stories for the first time to one of their rescuers, retired Hong Kong marine police officer Les Bird

  • Marine police officer Les Bird was first on the scene when a ship carrying 1,433 Vietnamese refugees ran aground on Hong Kong’s Lantau Island in 1979
  • Via a contact, an ex-refugee, Bird reached others who told their stories for the first time; they appear alongside policemen’s accounts in a book about the ship

Topic |   Asylum seekers in Asia
Vietnamese refugees arrive in Hong Kong. Some are wearing green or khaki shirts from the Vietnamese military.
Vietnamese refugees arrive in Hong Kong. Some are wearing green or khaki shirts from the Vietnamese military.
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