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1

Hong Kong 1941
the Pacific Coast was under pressure from the empire of ____- Hong Kong, a British colony, was feared to be ___________

Japan / a future target

2

Hong Kong 1941
Churchill realized that Hong Kong was __________

an undefendable outpost

3

Hong Kong 1941
the ____________ and ____________, under the command of Brigadier J.K. Lawson, sailed from Vancouver on October 27, 1941- they had little/ no military experience

Royal Rifles of Quebec / The Winnipeg Grenadiers

4

____ Canadian soldiers reached the island along with ______ Allied soldiers

1975 / 12 000

5

what was believed about the Japanese?

they were poorly trained and poorly equipped

6

what happened on December 7, 1941?

Pearl Harbour is attacked by Japan

7

what happened on December 8, 1941?

the attack starts on Hong Kong with planes bombing

8

what happened on December 18, 1941?

50 000 Japanese soldiers attacked Hong Kong

9

when did Hong Kong fall?

Christmas 1941

10

how many were killed in the falling of Hong Kong?

290, the rest were prisoners for the duration of the war

11

how and when was Brigadier J.K. Lawson killed?

on the 25th defending his station

12

who was John Osborn?

awarded the first Canadian V.C. of ww2 for sacrificing himself for his mates

13

how many would die in Japanese prison camps?

267

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