Chapter

Naval Light Brigade

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/9789888083763.003.0006
Naval Light Brigade

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This chapter moves on a few days from the previous chapter to talk about December 19. The Japanese finally made their move on Hong Kong Island on the night of December 18 by crossing the harbor at its narrowest point. Fierce fighting on Hong Kong Island ensued. This chapter introduces the naval torpedo boats used in the escape of Chan Chak, and their crews, who were also to become participants in the escape.

Keywords: World War II; Hong Kong; South China; Japanese invasion; Chan Chak; Royal Navy; torpedo boats

Chapter.  3970 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Asian History

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