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Eastern fortress : a military history of Hong Kong, 1840-1970

Author: Chi Man Kwong; Yiu Lun Tsoi
Publisher: Hong Kong : Hong Kong University Press, 2014. ©2014
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Examines the role of Hong Kong as a vital but vulnerable link in British imperial defence strategy, including challenges from Russia, France, the United States, Germany, Japan and other powers. Also offeres new interpretations of the Battle of Hong Kong, and the role it played during the Cold War.
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Genre/Form: Military history
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Chi Man Kwong; Yiu Lun Tsoi
ISBN: 9888208713 9789888208715 9789888208708 9888208705
OCLC Number: 880565979
Description: xxiii, 347 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: A British foothold in China, 1839-1861 --
Hong Kong in an imperial defence system, 1861-1883 --
Hong Kong defence during the age of empires, 1883-1919 --
Treaty, air force and landward defence, 1920-1939 --
The international situation and Hong Kong defence, 1939-1941 --
Hong Kong before the war --
The fall of Hong Kong, December 1941 --
Hong Kong under the Japanese occupation, 1942-1945 --
The defence of Hong Kong during the early stages of the Cold War, 1945-1960 --
Conclusions --
Appendices. Appendix I: bibliographic review ; Appendix II: British command structure in Hong Kong ; Appendix III: British Army commanders at Hong Kong, 1843-1960 ; Appendix IV: Commanders of China Station, 1865-1941.
Other Titles: Military history of Hong Kong, 1840-1970
Responsibility: Kwong Chi Man and Tsoi Yiu Lun.

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Examines the role of Hong Kong as a vital but vulnerable link in British imperial defence strategy, including challenges from Russia, France, the United States, Germany, Japan and other powers. Also offeres new interpretations of the Battle of Hong Kong, and the role it played during the Cold War.

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Superbly researched... A valuable study of interest to students of geopolitics, defense studies, and Asian history... Highly recommended. CHOICE

 
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