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November 14, 2021
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
JC Studio Theatre, Fringe

The Battle of Hong Kong - 80 Years On

On Remembrance Sunday, we commemorate the 80th anniversary of the Battle of Hong Kong with a panel discussion between military historians with a breadth of understanding from different perspectives. HKBU academic Kwong Chi-man popularises history to his students and the public alike, with books including Eastern Fortress: A Military History of Hong Kong, 1840-1970 and tools such as an interactive online map of the battle. Tony Banham is the author of four books on the Hong Kong experience during the Second World War and founder of the Hong Kong War Diary project, which studies and documents the 1941 of Hong Kong, the defenders, their families, and the fates of all until liberation. Their conversation is moderated by former FT journalist Lucy Colback, who is writing a book about WWII based on first hand accounts by veterans worldwide. Join them to revisit and gain new understanding of a pivotal moment in Hong Kong’s history.

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KWONG CHI MAN is an associate professor in the history department of Hong Kong Baptist University.

Dr Tony Banham has studied and documented the Battle of Hong Kong, in a wide context, for more than thirty years. He has published four books and many papers on the topic, and has aided many historians, governments, broadcasters, students, and others. He speaks regularly on the subject.