Chapter

Surrender

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/9789888083763.003.0010
Surrender

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This chapter is concerned with the start of the next day, December 25. The Governor, Sir Mark Young, surrendered Hong Kong to the Japanese. Chan Chak urged his own family to leave Hong Kong immediately. He discussed plans for his escape with Young, who offered the only five remaining torpedo boats in the Royal Navy to Chan for his escape through the enemy line. Last-minute arrangements for the escape were made by MacDougall and others.

Keywords: World War II; Hong Kong; South China; Japanese invasion; surrender; Chan Chak; David MacDougall; Sir Mark Young; Royal Navy; torpedo boats

Chapter.  2698 words. 

Subjects: Asian History

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