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The Battle of Hong Kong (December 8–25, 1941) was the first place Canadians fought a land battle in the Second World War.
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To learn more about the Battle of Hong Kong, read “War Crimes” by Nathan M. Greenfield.
With Fenians massing on our country’s doorstep, it fell to an unlikely band of sharpshooting citizens in Quebec to defend Canada.
In 2011, on the seventieth anniversary of the Battle of Hong Kong, we revisited the terrible fate of the Canadians who were sent to protect the British colony.
Throughout 2010, the Canadian Navy Centennial celebrated the rich history and legacy of the navy. Captain John Pickford spoke with editor Mark Reid about these festivities.
Young Canadians worked, worried, and waited during the First World War.