The Hong Kong Club and the cenotaph, in Statue Square, in Hong Kong, in 1928. Photo: Handout The Hong Kong Club and the cenotaph, in Statue Square, in Hong Kong, in 1928. Photo: Handout
The Hong Kong Club and the cenotaph, in Statue Square, in Hong Kong, in 1928. Photo: Handout

How the Hong Kong cenotaph rose to the post-war occasion, albeit slowly

  • Plans for a cenotaph in the colony were announced in March 1920, several months after Shanghai’s ‘very excellent plan’
  • Reporting on its official unveiling in 1923, the Post called it ‘an ominous challenge to tyranny and selfishness, rising starkly to the sky’

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The Hong Kong Club and the cenotaph, in Statue Square, in Hong Kong, in 1928. Photo: Handout The Hong Kong Club and the cenotaph, in Statue Square, in Hong Kong, in 1928. Photo: Handout
The Hong Kong Club and the cenotaph, in Statue Square, in Hong Kong, in 1928. Photo: Handout
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