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DESPERATE SIEGE:  THE BATTLE OF HONG KONG., Ferguson, Ted.

Author Name    Ferguson, Ted.

Title   DESPERATE SIEGE: THE BATTLE OF HONG KONG.

Binding   Hard Cover

Book Condition   Very Good

Jacket Condition   Good

Publisher   Toronto Doubleday Canada 1980

ISBN Number    0385146949 / 9780385146944

Seller ID   30105

252 pp, 8 1/2" H. B&w photographs, maps. "On Christmas Day 1941, Hong Kong, 'the Gibraltar of the Orient', crumbled under the massive onslaught of crack Japanese invasion troops. The Winnipeg Grenadiers and the Royal Rifles of Canada, ill equipped and unblooded, fought side by side with four other British Commonwealth units to defend the Crown colony. For eighteen days, the heavily outnumbered soldiers surpassed all expectations, winning lasting honour on the battlefield before being marched off to spend four and a half years in Japanese prison camps. They had endured constant air strikes, artillery barrages, vicious assaults, and hand-to-hand combat. Their heroic sacrifice is made all the more tragic when one realizes that, from the start, they were considered expendable. Base on interviews with survivors of the battle and the POW cages, (this) is a powerful tale of human courage in the face of impossible odds." Light wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has light to moderate edge wear at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, several small tears archivally taped, light water marks on lower inside of flap-folds, light fading to spine colour.

Aberdeen,  Hong  Kong,  World  War  II,  Second  World  War,  Armaments,  Atrocities,  Bowen  Road  Military  Hospital,  Charles  Boxer,  British  Army,  British  Navy,  Royal  Navy,  Casualties,  Chinese  Army,  Kay  Christie,  Dr.  John  Crawford,  Devil's  Peak,  Gwen  Dew,  Colonel  Doi  Teihichi,  Fifth  Column,  Fifth  Columnists,  1st  Middlesex  Regiment,  5/7  Rajput,  Fortress  Headquarters,  Gin  Drinker's  Lane,  Emily  Hahn,  Ernie  Hodkinson,  Hong  Kong  Volunteer  Defence  Corps,  Island  Brigade,  Japanese  Air  Force,  Japanese  Army,  Kai  Tak  Airport,  Kowloon,  John  K.  Lawson,  Lye  Mun,  Christopher  M.  Maltby,  Bob  Manchester,  Massacres,  New  Territories,  North  Point,  John  Osborn,  The  Peak,  Peninsula  Hotel,  POWs,  RAF,  Royal  Air  Force,  Repulse  Bay,  Repulse  Bay  Hotel,  Royal  Canadian  Army  Medical  Corps,  Royal  Canadian  Signal  Corps,  Royal  Rifles  Of  Canada,  Takashi  Sakai,  2nd  Royal  Scots,  Selwyn-Clarke,  Shing  Mun  Valley,  Snipers,  Sidney  Skelton,  Fort  Stanley,  Ito  Kakeo,  2/14  Punjab,  Victoria,  Torture,  Winnipeg  Grenadiers,  Sir  Mark  Young,  Wong  Nei  Chong  Gap,  Sieges,  Battles. 

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