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The Resource The endless battle : the fall of Hong Kong and Canadian POWs in imperial Japan, Andy Flanagan ; with a foreword by Franco David Macri

The endless battle : the fall of Hong Kong and Canadian POWs in imperial Japan, Andy Flanagan ; with a foreword by Franco David Macri

Label
The endless battle : the fall of Hong Kong and Canadian POWs in imperial Japan
Title
The endless battle
Title remainder
the fall of Hong Kong and Canadian POWs in imperial Japan
Statement of responsibility
Andy Flanagan ; with a foreword by Franco David Macri
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Near the end of October 1941, a few hundred soldiers from New Brunswick were among the 1,975 Canadian troops who set sail from Vancouver to reinforce the British Colony of Hong Kong. Within two short months, after a hard-fought but disastrous battle against the Imperial Japanese Army, the island fell to the invaders on Christmas Day, and its defenders were ordered to surrender by the governor of Hong Kong. The survivors were taken captive. Based on the first-hand accounts of the author's father, Andrew "Ando" Flanagan, a rifleman from Jacquet River, NB, The Endless Battle explores the Battle of Hong Kong and its long aftermath, through the eyes of the soldiers. During their captivity, the POWs endured starvation, forced labour, and brutal beatings. They lived in deplorable conditions and many died from illness. But the soldiers stuck together, bound by their camaraderie, loyalty to King and Country, and collective desire to sabotage the Japanese war effort. Writing intimately and sensitively about the lingering effects of the trauma of the soldiers held in captivity, Andy Flanagan shows both the heroism of individual soldiers and the terrible costs of war
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Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
NLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1955-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Flanagan, Andy
Dewey number
940.54/25125
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
New Brunswick military heritage series
Series volume
24
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Canada
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Prisoners of war
  • Prisoners of war
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Hong Kong (China)
Label
The endless battle : the fall of Hong Kong and Canadian POWs in imperial Japan, Andy Flanagan ; with a foreword by Franco David Macri
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
210 pages
Isbn
9781773100050
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • ocn982649909
  • (OCoLC)982649909
Label
The endless battle : the fall of Hong Kong and Canadian POWs in imperial Japan, Andy Flanagan ; with a foreword by Franco David Macri
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
210 pages
Isbn
9781773100050
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • ocn982649909
  • (OCoLC)982649909

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