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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, 2015.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This text examines Hong Kong's developing role in the Victorian imperial defence system, the emerging challenges from Russia, France, the United States, Germany, Japan and other powers, and preparations in the years leading up to the Second World War. It also explores the social life of the garrison in Hong Kong, the struggles between military and civil authorities, and relations between the armed forces and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Military history
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Chi Man Kwong; Yiu Lun Tsoi
ISBN: 9789888313457 9888313452 9789888208708 9888208705
OCLC Number: 929813768
Description: 1 online resource : illustrations (black and white), maps (black and white)
Contents: Foreword --
Preface --
1. Introduction --
2. A British foothold in China, 1839-1861 --
3. Hong Kong in an imperial defence system, 1861-1883 --
4. Hong Kong defence during the age of empires, 1883-1919 --
5. Treaty, air force and landward defence, 1920-1939 --
6. The international situation and Hong Kong defence, 1939-1941 --
7. Hong Kong before the war --
8. The fall of Hong Kong, December 1941 --
9. Hong Kong under the Japanese occupation, 1942-1945 --
10. The defence of Hong Kong during the early stages of the Cold War, 1945-1960 --
11. Conclusions --
Appendices.
Other Titles: University press scholarship online.
Responsibility: Chi Man Kwong and Yiu Lun Tsoi.

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This text examines Hong Kong's developing role in the Victorian imperial defence system, the emerging challenges from Russia, France, the United States, Germany, Japan and other powers, and preparations in the years leading up to the Second World War. It also explores the social life of the garrison in Hong Kong, the struggles between military and civil authorities, and relations between the armed forces and civilians in Hong Kong.

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