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The Aftermath of the War

Patrick H. Hase

in The Six-Day War of 1899

Published by Hong Kong University Press

Published in print April 2008 | ISBN: 9789622098992
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9789882207592 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5790/hongkong/9789622098992.003.0009
The Aftermath of the War

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As soon as the Six-Day War was over, the Governor Sir Henry Blake did what he could to get the whole episode forgotten. The Governor made it clear that he was going to withdraw half the British military from the New Territories immediately and most of the rest as soon as the Police could arrive there. James Stewart Lockhart wrote to the Governor, stating that the area should be kept under military control for longer. Blake's policy towards the New Territories quickly became settled Hong Kong Government policy towards the area. The Hong Kong Government quickly found that Blake's easy and amicable administration was very well received by the villagers: Lockhart's contention, that only a hard-line Chinese-style Confucian administration would be understood or respected was quickly found to be wrong. The War was thus to be forgotten, and does not seem to have affected local affairs or the views and culture of the local administration in any significant way.

Keywords: Six-Day War; Sir Henry Blake; James Stewart Lockhart; British military; New Territories; Hong Kong Government; government policy

Chapter.  2739 words. 

Subjects: Asian History

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