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The Second World War and Its Aftermath

Patricia Lim

in Forgotten Souls

Published by Hong Kong University Press

Published in print January 2011 | ISBN: 9789622099906
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9789882207714 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5790/hongkong/9789622099906.003.0029
The Second World War and Its Aftermath

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This chapter illustrates stories of the Second World War that are important to the history of the Hong Kong Cemetery. It discusses other events that happened during the postwar years, such as the discovery of unknown male bodies and the story of Cyril Wild, who had detailed knowledge of Japanese behavior towards the prisoners-of-war. It also looks at the Pearl River Incident and the final rearrangements made in the Hong Kong Cemetery in 1976.

Keywords: Second World War; history; Hong Kong Cemetery; postwar years; Cyril Wild; Japanese behavior; prisoners-of-war; Pear River Incident; final rearrangements

Chapter.  4274 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Society and Culture

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