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Men from the Ministry

Tim Luard

in Escape from Hong Kong

Published by Hong Kong University Press

Published in print December 2011 | ISBN: 9789888083763
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9789882209312 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5790/hongkong/9789888083763.003.0003
Men from the Ministry

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December 11 is the point of departure for this chapter. This chapter describes the developing battle between British and Japanese forces in Hong Kong and the preparations by David MacDougall, one of the senior British intelligence officials in Hong Kong, in collaboration with Chan Chak (an old friend and colleague), to defend Hong Kong Island following the rapid loss of British control of Kowloon and the New Territories. MacDougall was to become one of the key figures in the escape from Hong Kong.

Keywords: World War II; Hong Kong; South China; Japanese invasion; Chan Chak; David MacDougall; Kowloon; New Territories; British intelligence

Chapter.  2756 words. 

Subjects: Asian History

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