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Cloak and Dagger Boys

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/9789888083763.003.0005
Cloak and Dagger Boys

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This chapter starts the discussion around the events of December 14. At this point other participants in Chan Chak's escape are introduced as preparations continue for the Japanese attack on Hong Kong Island. These include the Canadian Francis Kendall, the Scot Colin McEwan, and the White Russian Monia Talan, whose lives and roles are described. Kendall was in charge of a Secret Services commando unit known as Z Force, a hand-picked unit formed to carry out actions behind enemy lines.

Keywords: World War II; Hong Kong; South China; Japanese invasion; Chan Chak; Francis Kendall; Colin McEwan; Monia Talan; commando; Z Force

Chapter.  3071 words. 

Subjects: Asian History

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