Hong Kong During The Sceond World War By facebooker_100000104393925 Sep 1, 1941 Winston Churchill sends reinforcements Winston Churchill realizes that Hong Kong is in danger and decides to send reinforcements. Nov 16, 1941 Canadian Troop's Arrival Canadian troops ariive on the HMCS Prince Robert. Dec 8, 1941 Japanese Battle 36 Japanese fighters attack Kai Tak airfield and units of the Japanese 23rd across the Shum Shan River. Dec 8, 1941 Japanese Attack on 1941 About 60,000 Japanese soldiers crossed the Shenzhen River (Guangzhou and Shenzhen had fallen into Japanese hands) to attack Hong Kong at 8:30 on 8th December 1941 Dec 11, 1941 Evacuation Evacution of New Territories Dec 11, 1941 Japananese Broke into Defence Line Japanese forces broke the defence line put up mainly by British, Indian and Canadian soldiers at Lap Sap Bay near Shing Mun Reservoir on 11th December, 1941 Dec 12, 1941 Evacuation 2 Evacuation of Kowloon Dec 13, 1941 Japanese Demand Surrender Japanese demand surrender (Surrender was ignored) Dec 13, 1941 Japanese froces invade Kowloon Japanese forces took Kowloon and the last British troops retreated to Hong Kong Island on 13th December, 1941 Dec 15, 1941 Japanese Starts to attack Hong Kong Island Japanese forces started to attack Hong Kong Island at around midnight on 15th December, 1941, broke the British defence line. Dec 17, 1941 Heavy Bombing of Japanese Japanese begin a heavy bombing and artillery barrage of the island's northern coastal defenses. Dec 18, 1941 Japanese Attacks Hong Kong Island Japanese main attack Hong Kong Island Dec 18, 1941 Japanese lands at Tai Koo Japenese finally landed at Tai Koo on the eatern part of Hong Kong Island on 18th Decmeber,1941 Dec 19, 1941 Grenades Grenadiers retake mount Butler with heavy casualties Dec 20, 1941 Comanding Officer Killed Hong Kong Comanding officer Lawson killed as Fortress Hong Kong captured Dec 23, 1941 Retreat to Stanley Royal rifles Retreat to Stanley Dec 25, 1941 Captured at Stanley Fort Japanese attack Royal Rifles and capture Stanley fort Dec 25, 1941 Attack on St. Stephen Hospital Japanese attck st. Stephen's hospital Dec 25, 1941 Call to Surrender Mt Cameron Captured and Malty calls for Govenor Young to surrender Dec 25, 1941 Govener of Hong Kong Surrender The govener of Hong Kong surrender on 25th December, 1941 Jan 1, 1942 !0,000 women being raped Over the month 10,000 women are raped Jan 1, 1942 Hong Kong Dollars Replaced by the Japanese Military Yen Hong Kong Dollar was outlawed and replaced by the Japanese Military Yen. The exchange rate was fixed at 2 Hong Kong dollars to one million yen. Jan 1, 1942 Police recruitment Police recruited to be Kempeitai Jan 1, 1942 Repatriation of Chnese back to Mainland Repatriatation of Chinese back to the mainland Jan 21, 1942 Internment Internment of most 'white' Allied civilians Feb 1, 1942 Kowloon brigade was established The Hong Kong-Kowloon brigade(港九大隊) was established from the Guangdong People's anti-Japanese Guerilla forc led by Cai Guo-liang Apr 1, 1942 Renaming of Streets and Buldings Streets and buildings in Cetral were renamed in Japanese Apr 1, 1942 Food rationing begins Food rationing begins Jul 1, 1942 British Army Aid Group The British Army Aid Group was formed by Colonel Lindsay Ride Jun 1, 1943 Japanese control Public utilities handed over to Japanese control Aug 6, 1945 Atomic Bomb by the US The US dropped an atomic bomb called the "Enola Gay" on hiroshima killing over 70,000 instantaneously Aug 9, 1945 Atomic bomb on Nagasaki Another atomic bomb was dropped in Nagasaki Aug 15, 1945 Japan Surrenders Japan finally surrenders Aug 30, 1945 Hong Kong Handed over to The Royal Navy Hong Kong was handed over by Imperial Japanese Army to the Royal Navy Sep 1, 1945 Fanklin Gimson Hong Kong's Colonial Secretary Franklin Gimson, Hong Kong's colonial secretary, declares himself interim govener Sep 6, 1945 Accepts Japanese Surrender British Rear Admiral SIr Cecil Halliday Jepson Harcourts formally accepts the Japanese surrender. Mark Young resumes as Govener. Sep 30, 1945 Liberation Day The "30th Augsust" was declared as the "Liberation Day"(Chinese:重光紀念日), and had been a public holiday in Hong Kong until 1967 Sep 30, 1946 General Takash Sakai General Takashi Sakai, is tried as a war criminal and executed on the afternoon of.