The Battle for Hong Kong, 1941-1945: Hostage to Fortune by Oliver LindsayThe Battle for Hong Kong, 1941-1945: Hostage to Fortune by Oliver Lindsay

The Battle for Hong Kong, 1941-1945: Hostage to Fortune

byOliver Lindsay, John R. Harris

Paperback | October 1, 2009

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The Battle for Hong Kong, 1941-1945 is illuminated by the remarkable personal story of John Harris. An architectural student, he was pitched into battle as a subaltern in the Royal Engineers and was a prisoner of the Japanese for four years. His powerful testimonial describes the appalling struggle to survive in a Japanese prison camp.

Thoroughly researched, particularly through exceptional access to war diaries, The Battle for Hong Kong also explores the catastrophic repercussions of the sudden collapse of the British Army Aid Group (cover name for the agency that handled spies in Southeast Asia) and the resulting suspicion that Britain's senior intelligence officer was working for the Japanese, the role of military leaders in prolonging the fighting and the serious casualties that resulted, and the true extent of the atrocities inflicted on POWs and internees.
Colonel Oliver Lindsay is a military historian and the author of The Lasting Honour: The Fall of Hong Kong, 1941 and At the Going Down of the Sun: Hong Kong and SE Asia, 1941-1945. He lives in Dorset.<br>John R. Harris, a distinguished architect, was intern
Title:The Battle for Hong Kong, 1941-1945: Hostage to FortuneFormat:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.6 inPublished:October 1, 2009Publisher:McGill-Queen's University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0773536302

ISBN - 13:9780773536302

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Editorial Reviews

"No military historian has more detailed knowledge of this short and disastrous conflict ... a valuable addition to our understanding of the fall of Hong Kong." Guard Magazine