Category: Hong Kong

Back to back, Hong Kong, 1949. Photographed by Fan Ho.

Back to back, Hong Kong, 1949. Photographed by Fan Ho.

Busy street in Hong Kong, 1969. Photographed by Co Rentmeester.

Busy street in Hong Kong, 1969. Photographed by Co Rentmeester.

The search, Hong Kong, 1960. Photographed by Fan Ho.

The search, Hong Kong, 1960. Photographed by Fan Ho.

Major Gen. Maltby and Governor of Hong Kong, S…

Major Gen. Maltby and Governor of Hong Kong, Sir Mark Aitchison Young discussing the arrangement of surrender of the British garrison in Hong Kong at Peninsula Hotel,25th December 1941

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25th December 1941 saw the inevitable collapse of the British defences on Hong Kong island. Kowloon was completely lost on 14th December. The defenders faced an attacker more than triple of their size. They knew that there would not have been any support arriving but fought valiantly till the end. Canada also receive their first WW2 Victoria Cross in Hong Kong.

There are candles on the table because electricity was cut off at the hotel. The room was previously occupied by the defenders and acted as the HQ before Kowloon fell to Japanese hand.

Rickshaw drivers resting on Connaught Road, Central, Hongkong,…

Rickshaw drivers resting on Connaught Road, Central, Hongkong, 1950s.

Beautiful photographs of Hong Kong in 1975 by a 20-year-old…

Beautiful photographs of Hong Kong in 1975 by a 20-year-old Canadian guy.

Royal Navy landing party complete with Brodie …

Royal Navy landing party complete with Brodie helmets and Enfield rifles head for shore at Hong Kong from the Illustrious-class aircraft carrier HMS Indomitable to guard key points as British forces move in to conduct surrender of Japanese. 13 Sept 1945.

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55 gorgeous photos that capture everyday life of Hong Kong in…

55 gorgeous photos that capture everyday life of Hong Kong in the 1970s.

National Independence Movements – Asian Editio…

Everyday life of Hong Kong in 1978 through an American…

Everyday life of Hong Kong in 1978 through an American traveler’s lens.