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Hong Kong Veterans Commemorative Association
Battle of Hong Kong Virtual Mapping
This event will showcase two very exciting and complementary uses of virtual mapping in telling the story of the Battle of Hong Kong.

Dr Kwong Chi Man, Associate Professor at Hong Kong Baptist University, will describe and demonstrate the “Battle of Hong Kong Spatial History Project”, an easy-to-use virtual mapping system that enables a viewer to see the Battle of Hong Kong unfold in a whole new way. It includes an extensive inventory of combatants, armour, and military infrastructure such as pillboxes, shelters and medical posts. The system's timeline shows how troop movements took place beginning with the initial Japanese attack and ending with the surrender on December 25, 1941. It aims to bridge the gaps that exist between the British and Japanese accounts to offer a clearer view of the battle and to show the diverse experiences of the combatants and the civilians during the eighteen days of fighting.

Nathan Kehler, co-founder of the Canadian Research and Mapping Association, will demonstrate “The Fall of Hong Kong”, which uses virtual mapping to visually tell the story of Canadian involvement in the battle. The 3D topographical maps used in this visualization vividly show the rugged terrain where “C” Force engaged the enemy.

Event begins at 7:30pm ET.

Jan 16, 2023 07:30 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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