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Introduction to Japanese occupation of Hong Kong
Winston Churchill realizes that Hong Kong is in danger and decides to send reinforcements.
Japanese demand surrender
Dec 13 1941
Japanese begin a heavy bombing and artillery barrage of the island's northern coastal defenses
December 17 1941
Japanese attack st. Stephens hospital
December 25th 1941
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.
food rationing begins
The US dropped an atomic bomb called the “Enola Gay” on Hiroshima, killing over 70,000 instantaneously.
August 6th, 1945
Another atomic bomb was dropped on Nagasaki,
August 9th, 1945
Japan finally surrenders
15 August 1945
The "30 August" was declared as the "Liberation Day" (Chinese: 重光紀念日), and had been a public holiday in Hong Kong until 1967.
August 30 1945
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