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    George Wright-Nooth(Author) Mark Adkin(Author)

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As a police officer in pre-war colonial Hong Kong, George Wright-Nooth was studying for his Chinese language exams when the Japanese invaded on Christmas Day, 1941.He spent the next four years incarcerated in the Japanese Military Internment Camp at Stanley.Daily life became marked by hunger and appalling suffering at the hands of the guards.He regularly witnessed death and torture, and his account of a multiple execution by sword is as moving and horrific as anything one is ever likely to read.While many of his fellow prisoners cracked beneath the terror of such atrocities, the author repaid such treatment with subversive activities, such as the running of secret radios, and the smuggling of food and messages to and from some of those held by the dreaded Japanese Gendarmerie.Perhaps most remarkably of all, the author kept a diary throughout his incarceration which, miraculously, was never discovered by his captors.

The fall of Hong Kong and imprisonment by the Japanese: one prisoner's story.

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  • By Big Lily on 1 March 2011

    Just the book I was looking for, arrived on time, the right price, and in perfect condition. Would not hesitate to use the same supplier. BIG THANKS

  • By R G Bates on 3 January 2013

    Mark Adkin has given a clear account of the horror of the Japanese occupation as seen through the eyes of George Wright- North.


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