Dark Side of the Sun: George Palmer and Canadian POWs in Hong Kong and the Omine Camp

December 12, 2009|
Dark Side of the Sun: George Palmer and Canadian POWs in Hong Kong and the Omine Camp by MICHAEL PALMER
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8th of December 1941. The Battle of Hong Kong begins.

Less than eight hours after the attack on Pearl Harbour, George Palmer from P.E.I. and 1,973 other Canadians from the Royal Rifles of Canada and the Winnipeg Grenadiers (C Force) began their desperate defence of Hong Kong against the advancing Imperial Japanese Army.

It had only been three weeks since the Canadians arrived. The Hong Kong defenders were only 14,000 strong, with virtually no navy, air force, heavy artillery, or reinforcements to assist them.

Facing them were approximately 60,000 battle-hardened, mechanized, fanatical, tenacious Japanese troops, fresh from battles in China.

Palmer and the other Canadian defenders would be the first Canadian army units to engage the Axis in the Second World War. Their harrowing struggle to survive would continue on for 45 long months.

Born in Antigonish, Nova Scotia, and a graduate of Saint Francis Xavier University, Michael Palmer is the grandson of George Thomas Palmer. His study of WWII spans two decades. Michael currently resides in Calgary with his wife and three children.
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Title:Dark Side of the Sun: George Palmer and Canadian POWs in Hong Kong and the Omine Camp
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:236 pages, 8.56 X 5.64 X 0.61 in
Shipping dimensions:236 pages, 8.56 X 5.64 X 0.61 in
Published:December 12, 2009
Publisher:Borealis Press, Limited
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780888873897

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