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It Won't Be Long Now: The Diary of a Hong Kong Prisoner of War
作者 Graham Heywood
出版社 Blacksmith Books
ISBN 9789881376510
分類 History > Other
價格 HK$138.00
 
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- A first-person account of a British meteorologist captured by the Japanese army in Hong Kong during WWII
- Heywood was almost certainly one of the first prisoners of the Japanses after the outbreak of the Pacific War in 1941
- Describes, in detail, what it was like to live in a Japanese prisoner-of-war Camp
- With Hong Kong as a background,describes WWII from a less-heard perspective
- Depicts some of the everyday horrors of wartime - disease, bad food, flies and lice - and how war makes it possible to die from seemingly harmless things
- An absorbing and surprisingly optimistic read, showing that one's experience of life has a lot to do with one's point of view
- Illustrated with period photos and the author's own sketches of prison camp life

Audience
- War history buffs, especially of the Pacific theatre of WWII
- Students of Asian and colonial history
- Former and current residents of Hong Kong
- WWII survivors and their relatives
- Readers of hardship memoirs


About the Author:

Graham Heywood was born in England in 1903 and was sent to Hong Kong in 1932 to join the Royal Observatory. He become its director in 1946 after Hong Kong's liberation from Japanese occupation and served until 1955. He died peacefully at home in England in 1985.

Heywood was also the author of Rambles in Hong Kong which was first published in 1938 and reissued in 1992.

Publication of his diary has come about through the efforts of Heywood's family in the UK and Ireland; Hong Kong based editor G.C. Emerson; and current director of the Hong Kong Observatory, Shun Chi Ming.




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