Chapter

Ducking and Diving

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/9789888083763.003.0009
Ducking and Diving

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This chapter covers a four-day period: December 21–24. Plans were finalized by Francis Kendall and others for the escape on the flotilla motor torpedo boats, which were now under orders to get away at all costs, during the desperate last few days of the Battle of Hong Kong. Rumours of relief from a large Chinese army north of the border proved to be illusory.

Keywords: World War II; Hong Kong; South China; Japanese invasion; Francis Kendall; Royal Navy; torpedo boats; relief army

Chapter.  3634 words. 

Subjects: Asian History

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