Battle Box

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:
Battle Box

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This chapter talks about the events of December 12. The chapter moves to the “Battle Box” on Hong Kong Island, the heavily fortified underground headquarters of the British defense of Hong Kong, and its preparations for the defense of Hong Kong Island. Other important characters in the escape are introduced and their lives and roles in Hong Kong explained: among them are Mat Oxford, Arthur Goring, William Robinson, Reginald Guest, and Peter Macmillan.

Keywords: World War II; Hong Kong; South China; Japanese invasion; Chan Chak; Battle Box; Mat Oxford; Arthur Goring; William Robinson; Reginald Guest

Chapter.  3201 words. 

Subjects: Asian History

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