I agree, very enlightening Richard. I have been trying to ascertain more (especially a photo) information about SS Nauru Maru, the transport draft / hell shipdaringmood
Another fascinating story and superb research, Philip.geoffemerson
SS Ulysses left Hong Kong on Sunday 7th December. Amongst her passengers was the former Colonial Secretary Norman Lockhart (NL) Smith and his daughter Rachelphilipcracknell
This group is about the Stanley Internment Camp in Hong Kong during World War 2. My grandfather was interned there so I thought it would be worthwhile to have a discussion group.
I'm aware that there are other Far East POW groups , but I am keen to get one going just about Stanley Camp.
Stanley Camp was located on the south side of the island of Hong Kong, and comprised the grounds of the Stanley Prison (but not the prison itself) and St. Stephen's College. Over 3,100 Allied citizens were held there at various times from mid January 1942 to the end of August 1945. Internees suffered under the strict discipline of the Japanese, and seven internees were among the over thirty civilians executed on Stanley beach in 1943 after the Japanese kempeitai uncovered a resistance ring and discovered several hidden radios in the camp. Internees were to suffer further casualties when the camp was accidentally bombed by USAAF bombers in January, 1945. Seven internees escaped from the camp to Free China, but another party of four was not so lucky. Recaptured within a short distance of camp, they were beaten, tortured, and held in prison for over a year.
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