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Getaway Cars

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/9789888083763.003.0012
Getaway Cars

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This chapter furthers the discussion on the events of that day. Chan Chak, MacDougall, and others made a dramatic dash by car from the central district of Hong Kong around the island, through Japanese shellfire, to Aberdeen. Chan Chak took command of the escape. On arrival in Aberdeen, there were no torpedo boats to be found.

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

Chapter.  2415 words. 

Subjects: Asian History

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