Winston Churchill realizes that Hong Kong is in danger and decides to send reinforcements.
36 Japanese fighters attack Kai Tak airfield and units of the Japanese 23rd cross the Sham Chun Shan river
December 8, 1941
Evacuation of New Territories and Kowloon
december 11 1941 - december 12 1941
Japanese begin a heavy bombing and artillery barrage of the island's northern coastal defences
Dec 17 1941
HK Comanding officer Lawson killed as Fortress Hong Kong captured
december 20th 1941
Mt Cameron Captured and Malty calls for Governor Young to surrender
december 25 1941
Ja Hong Kong Dollar was outlawed and replaced by the Japanese Military Yen. The exchange rate was fixed at 2 Hong Kong dollars to one military yen.
the US dropped an atomic bomb called the “Enola Gay” on Hiroshima, killing over 70,000 instantaneously.
Another atomic bomb was dropped on Nagasaki,
August 9th, 1945
Japan finally surrenders.
August 15 1945