The late Dr Solomon Bard, a violinist-turned-medical doctor, who organised concerts for POWs camp in Hong Kong during the Japanese occupation, during a return engagement in 2007. Photo: SCMP Pictures The late Dr Solomon Bard, a violinist-turned-medical doctor, who organised concerts for POWs camp in Hong Kong during the Japanese occupation, during a return engagement in 2007. Photo: SCMP Pictures
The late Dr Solomon Bard, a violinist-turned-medical doctor, who organised concerts for POWs camp in Hong Kong during the Japanese occupation, during a return engagement in 2007. Photo: SCMP Pictures

More than battle cries: a look back at Hong Kong during Japanese occupation days reveals a city resounding with music

Radio performances and live engagements pierced the air as both residents and the powers-that-were turned to music

The late Dr Solomon Bard, a violinist-turned-medical doctor, who organised concerts for POWs camp in Hong Kong during the Japanese occupation, during a return engagement in 2007. Photo: SCMP Pictures The late Dr Solomon Bard, a violinist-turned-medical doctor, who organised concerts for POWs camp in Hong Kong during the Japanese occupation, during a return engagement in 2007. Photo: SCMP Pictures
The late Dr Solomon Bard, a violinist-turned-medical doctor, who organised concerts for POWs camp in Hong Kong during the Japanese occupation, during a return engagement in 2007. Photo: SCMP Pictures
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