Vietnamese refugees arrive in Hong Kong. Some are wearing green or khaki shirts from the Vietnamese military.
Vietnamese boatpeople break decades of silence about voyage to Hong Kong
  • 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
14 Jan 2022 - 6:15PM