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"Fight as One: Anti-Japanese Guerrillas" Series Programme

2022 marks the 80th anniversary of the founding of the Hong Kong and Kowloon Independent Brigade of the East River Column. During the War of Resistance against Japanese Aggression and Japan's occupation of Hong Kong, the guerrilla force played an important role in supporting the resistance effort and made an immense contribution to China's victory in the war.

Hong Kong Museum of Coastal Defence will organise a series of programmes, including travelling exhibitions, thematic talks field visits and micro films screening. The public will gain a better understanding of the history of the War of Resistance in Hong Kong, as well as the Hong Kong and Kowloon Independent Brigade of the East River Column.

 

Thematic Talks

V) Saving the Elites from the "Jaws of Death": Hong Kong Secret Rescue in Historical Records

Date: 24/09 (Sat)
Time: 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Link: https://youtu.be/l8a_ymQhOkY
Speaker: Dr YIP Tak Ping (President of Hong Kong History and Culture Society)
Language: Cantonese

 

 

Past Talks

I) Hong Kong and Kowloon Independent Brigade and the Rescue Operations

Date: 12/02 (Sat)
Time: 3:00 – 5:00 PM
Link: https://youtu.be/btncj3lhVhQ
Speaker: Dr YAU Yat (Executive Director, Academy of Chinese Studies)
Language: Cantonese

 

II) Hong Kong and Kowloon Independent Brigade and Saving Lieutenant Donald W. Kerr

Date: 19/02 (Sat)
Time: 3:00 – 5:00 PM
Link: https://youtu.be/75NAJMsucQ0
Speakers: Prof CHEUNG Siu Woo (Division of Humanities, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology)
Ms WAN Siu Ping (East River Column History Research Association)
Language: Cantonese

 

III) "Little Devils" in the War of Resistance against Japanese Aggression

Date: 07/05 (Sat)
Time: 3:00 – 5:00 PM
Link: https://youtu.be/3eOQnMg0AEA
Speaker: Dr TANG Ka Jau, Billy (Director, Society of Hong Kong History)
Language: Cantonese

 

IV) Exploring Historic Sites of the War of Resistance in Sai Kung

Date: 21/05 (Sat)
Time: 3:00 – 5:00 PM
Link: https://youtu.be/vDAJw9DK5RU
Speaker: Mr CHAN Yat Fong (Editor-in-chief of "Traveler")
Language: Cantonese