Soldiers of the Hong Kong and Kowloon Independent Brigade on the move in North Sai Kung, in this photo from the book East River Column by Chan Sui-jeung, published by the Hong Kong University Press. Photo: SCMP Pictures

Unsung warriors set up in Sai Kung: the Hong Kong guerrilla fighters who battled the Japanese in WW2

On December 8, 1941, Hong Kong became one of the first battlegrounds in the Pacific campaign of the invading Japanese. On the same morning as the attack on Pearl Harbour, Japanese forces attacked British Hong Kong without any prior declaration of war. Japan's act of aggression was met with fierce resistance but the colony fell after 18 days of intense fighting. For three years and eight months, the people of Hong Kong lived under Japanese Occupation. This is one of a series of stories in remembrance of the Battle of Hong Kong and the dark days that followed.

Topic |   Hong Kong's second world war history

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Soldiers of the Hong Kong and Kowloon Independent Brigade on the move in North Sai Kung, in this photo from the book East River Column by Chan Sui-jeung, published by the Hong Kong University Press. Photo: SCMP Pictures
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