The Battle of Hong Kong--in book form?

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    The Battle of Hong Kong--in book form?

    Anyone have some recommendations for some books on the Battle of Hong Kong during World War II? Looking for what people would recommend as the 'best' write up of the battle along with any first person account books that exist about that time.


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    For rigorous "academic" detail then Tony Banham is your man. His website here has all sorts of stuff including details of his books.

    But again, it's all very dry academic stuff...


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    We have one here .. no clue what the quality is like.

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


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    Quote Originally Posted by shri:
    I've read this book and it's pretty good. It combines details of the invasion with a memoir from one of the men imprisoned at the Sham Shui Po and Argyle POW Camps.

    Tony Banham's book on the battle "Not the slightest chance" is more of a timeline of events but still very interesting because it's highly detailed.

    You can also read this one by a certain well-known local publisher who shall remain nameless...it covers the battle from the point of view of the Hk Volunteers.

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    There quite a few good books in Chinese about BoHK during WWII and have more information about the local resistances from SaiKung and Chinese army activities near the border.