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Exit Strategy

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/9789888083763.003.0007
Exit Strategy

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December 20 is the next crucial date to be described. Against the background of urban Hong Kong increasingly under siege, MacDougall on this day asked his superiors if there was any official objection to his organizing an escape attempt from Hong Kong. There was no objection, and the planning proceeded with discussion among key members of the party. Kendall and his Z Force were given responsibility for ensuring that Chan Chak and his party escaped from Hong Kong. As discussions progreseds, the two plans were joined together.

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

Chapter.  3947 words. 

Subjects: Asian History

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