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HKVCA Virtual Event - Shipped to Japan
Even as early as Pearl Harbour itself, some senior Japanese realised that they could be getting into a war of attrition which they could ill afford. Sooner or later they would need to free up as many men as possible to join their armed forces. Once Allied POWs fell into their hands, they realised that they could kill two birds with one stone: put the POWs to work in the the mines and factories and docks, and liberate the Japanese workforce. Starting in September 1942, they therefore began shipping some 4,817 Canadian, British, and local POWs, captured in Hong Kong, to the Japanese mainland. This talk, given by noted Hong Kong historian Tony Banham, explores those journeys and their outcomes.

PLEASE NOTE: this event begins at 7:30pm EASTERN TIME. Be sure to adjust for your time zone!

Questions are welcome! You may submit them in advance by email to events@hkvca.ca or by using the "Q & A" function of Zoom during the presentation.

Jan 24, 2022 07:30 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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