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On 8th December 1941, as part of the simultaneous combined attack against Pearl Harbor, the Imperial Japanese Army (IJA) invaded the Philippines, Thailand and Malaysia and the British colony of Hong Kong. After only 18 days of battle the defenders, a weak, undermanned brigade, were overwhelmed by a superior force of two battle-hardened IJA divisions. What defines the battle of Hong Kong was t the scale - just 14,000 defended the colony - but the intensity of this battle, fought t only by the British Army, Navy and Air Force but also Canadians, Hong Kong's own defence force, the Indian Army and many civilians. The campaign itself is characterized by a fierce land battle, with long artillery duals and as well as fast naval actions with intense actions at the Gin Drinkers Line as well as the battle of Wong Nai Chung Gap where a handful of defenders took on an entire Japanese regiment. Less kwn but equally important are individual acts valour such as CSM John Robert Osborne winning a posthumous VC, throwing himself over a Japanese grenade to save fellow combatants.

Key Features
Author(s)Benjamin Lai
PublisherOsprey Publishing
Date of Publication20/01/2014
LanguageEnglish
FormatPaperback
ISBN-101782002685
ISBN-139781782002680
SubjectMilitary History
Series TitleCampaign
Series Part/Volume Number263

Publication Data
Place of PublicationOsprey
Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
ImprintOsprey Publishing

Dimensions
Weight357 g
Width184 mm
Height248 mm
Spine8 mm

Credits
Illustrator(s)Howard Gerrard

Description
Table Of ContentsOrigins of the campaign /Chronology /Opposing commanders /Opposing armies /Orders of battle /Opposing plans /The campaign /Aftermath /The battlefields today /Further reading /Index
Author BiographyBenjamin Lai was born in Hong Kong, educated in the UK, and went on to serve as an officer in the British Territorial Army in the 1980s and 1990s. Fluent in both Chinese and English, he currently works as a development and business consultant in China.

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Hong Kong 1941-45: First Strike in the Pacific War (English)

by Benjamin Lai

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Language English

On 8th December 1941, as part of the simultaneous combined attack against Pearl Harbor, the Imperial Japanese Army (IJA) invaded the Philippines, Thailand and Malaysia and the British colony of Hong Kong. This book deals with this topic.

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On 8th December 1941, as part of the simultaneous combined attack against Pearl Harbor, the Imperial Japanese Army (IJA) invaded the Philippines, Thailand and Malaysia and the British colony of Hong Kong. After only 18 days of battle the defenders, a weak, undermanned brigade, were overwhelmed by a superior force of two battle-hardened IJA divisions. What defines the battle of Hong Kong was not the scale - just 14,000 defended the colony - but the intensity of this battle, fought not only by the British Army, Navy and Air Force but also Canadians, Hong Kong's own defence force, the Indian Army and many civilians. The campaign itself is characterized by a fierce land battle, with long artillery duals and as well as fast naval actions with intense actions at the Gin Drinkers Line as well as the battle of Wong Nai Chung Gap where a handful of defenders took on an entire Japanese regiment. Less known but equally important are individual acts valour such as CSM John Robert Osborne winning a posthumous VC, throwing himself over a Japanese grenade to save fellow combatants.

Author Biography

Benjamin Lai was born in Hong Kong, educated in the UK, and went on to serve as an officer in the British Territorial Army in the 1980s and 1990s. Fluent in both Chinese and English, he currently works as a development and business consultant in China. Giuseppe Rava was born in Faenza in 1963, and took an interest in all things military from an early age. Entirely self-taught, Giuseppe has established himself as a leading military history artist, and is inspired by the works of the great military artists, such as Detaille, Meissonier, Rochling, Lady Butler, Ottenfeld and Angus McBride. He lives and works in Italy. For more on Giuseppe, please visit his website at www.g-rava.it

Table of Contents

Origins of the campaign /Chronology /Opposing commanders /Opposing armies /Orders of battle /Opposing plans /The campaign /Aftermath /The battlefields today /Further reading /Index

Review

This is a fast-paced and engrossing account of the fall of Hong Kong and its aftermath (guerrilla warfare). [...] There is a lot to offer the wargamer, with a good range of map and tabletop scenarios and without the need for a vast investment in figures and equipment. Recommended. (Chris Jarvis, Miniature Wargames, June 2014)

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  • ISBN1782002685
  • Title Hong Kong 1941-45: First Strike in the Pacific War
  • Author Benjamin Lai
  • Short Title CAMPAIGN # HONG KONG 1941-4
  • Pages 96
  • Publisher Osprey Publishing (UK)
  • Series Campaign
  • Language English
  • ISBN-10 1782002685
  • ISBN-13 9781782002680
  • Media Book
  • Format Paperback
  • Year 2014
  • Illustrator Giuseppe Rava
  • Imprint Osprey Publishing
  • Place of Publication Osprey
  • Country of Publication United Kingdom
  • DEWEY 940.5425125
  • Subtitle First Strike in the Pacific War
  • Publication Date 2014-06-05
  • Illustrations black & white illustrations, colour illustrations, maps
  • Dimensions184mm x 248mm x 8mm

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