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The Resource Battle For Hong Kong : Hostage to Fortune, Oliver Lindsay, (electronic resource)

Battle For Hong Kong : Hostage to Fortune, Oliver Lindsay, (electronic resource)

Label
Battle For Hong Kong : Hostage to Fortune
Title
Battle For Hong Kong
Title remainder
Hostage to Fortune
Statement of responsibility
Oliver Lindsay
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In this remarkable study of the Far Eastern War, Oliver Lindsay and John R Harris have provided the most thorough and searching enquiry into the debacle which led to over 12,000 British, Canadian, Indian and Chinese defenders surrendering Hong Kong on Christmas Day 1941. The authors have made use of a mass of unpublished material - part of it drawn from the original war diaries which have never before been in the public domain.Although it is over 60 years since Hong Kong was liberated from the Japanese, numerous important questions regarding the war in the East and occupation of the Colony from 1941 to 1945 have not been explored until now. To what extent, for example, were Churchill and the successive Chiefs of the Imperial General Staff responsible for abandoning this outpost, which could not be reinforced when attacked or defended adequately? Is it true that fine leadership prolonged the fighting, inflicting serious casualties on the highly experienced Japanese when they struck in 1941? How useful was Britain's spying organization in China, which led to catastrophic repercussions for the POWs and Internees? What form did the Japanese atrocities take upon the helpless captives?This detailed and authoritative account of the campaign will provide a particularly compelling read for those interested in the Second World War or the history of the Far East
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Lindsay, Oliver
Dewey number
  • 940.54/25125
  • 940.54/25125
Index
no index present
LC call number
D767.3
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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1919-2008
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Harris, John R.
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  • Harris, John R
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Hong Kong (China)
Target audience
adult
Label
Battle For Hong Kong : Hostage to Fortune, Oliver Lindsay, (electronic resource)
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http://lanepl.freading.com/ebooks/details/r:download/OTc4MDc1MDk4MDU0OA==
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Publication
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unknown
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frd00012658
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (288 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
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Access limited to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9780750980548
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Specific material designation
remote
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  • (Sirsi) i9780750980548
  • (Sirsi) b1476227
Label
Battle For Hong Kong : Hostage to Fortune, Oliver Lindsay, (electronic resource)
Link
http://lanepl.freading.com/ebooks/details/r:download/OTc4MDc1MDk4MDU0OA==
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Control code
frd00012658
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (288 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access limited to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9780750980548
Level of compression
unknown
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780750980548
  • (Sirsi) b1476227

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