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Burma Shave

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/9789888083763.003.0029
Burma Shave

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Three weeks later, on February 8, the Burma-bound party arrived in Burma and were shocked to find demoralized and disorganized defending forces. They heard about the capture of Singapore, with its 80,000 defenders, and, on February 23, departed from Rangoon on the Heinrich Jessen, the last ship to leave before the Japanese invasion.

Keywords: World War II; Hong Kong; South China; Japanese invasion; Chan Chak; Rangoon; Burma; Heinrich Jessen

Chapter.  3643 words. 

Subjects: Asian History

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