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Battle of Hong Kong

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Lilu Jia

on 15 February 2016

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Transcript of Battle of Hong Kong

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Canadian Propaganda
The map of the Battle of Hong Kong
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December, 1941
Vol XCIII, No. 311
the Battle of Hong Kong
Hong Kong--the British Crown Colony, was attacked by Japan
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Battle of Hong Kong
Japanese troops in Tsim Sha Tsui
during the Battle of Hong Kong
Japanese artillery firing at Hong Kong
At 8 a.m. on December 8, 1941 - immediately following Japan's attack on Pearl Harbor (pictured above) in Hawaii and its declaration of war on Britain and the U.S. - Japanese planes attacked the Hong Kong airport, while ground forces crossed into British-held territory. Within hours they had made significant advances, and the Battle of Hong Kong was on.
The Battle of Hong Kong (8–25 December 1941), also known as the Defence of Hong Kong and the Fall of Hong Kong, was one of the first battles of the Pacific campaign of World War II. On the same morning as the attack on the U.S. naval base at Pearl Harbor, forces of the Empire of Japan attacked British Hong Kong. The attack was in violation of international law as Japan had not declared war against the British Empire. Japan's unprovoked act of aggression was met with stiff resistance from Hong Kong's garrison, composed of local troops as well as British, Canadian and Indian units. Within a week the defenders abandoned the mainland, and less than two weeks later, with their position on the island untenable, the colony surrendered. Isogai Rensuke became the first Japanese governor of Hong Kong. This ushered in the three years and eight months of Imperial Japanese administration. According to eyewitnesses, Japanese soldiers also terrorised the local population by murdering many, raping an estimated 10,000 women and looting.
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