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             December 8 1941
8AM
• Kai Tak airport attacked by 12 bombers, 36 fighters.
  All HK planes destroyed on the ground.
12pm
• Western side of New Territories invaded
Evening
• Japanese advanced as far as Tai Po
December 8
   1941
          December 9 1941
Morning
• Japanese near Tai Mo Shan

Evening
• Japanese advanced on Shing Mun defenses,
  gateway to Kowloon. They succeed within a
  few hours.
9 December
   1941
         December 11 1941
Morning
• Japanese nearing Kowloon
Noon
• British decide to abandon Kowloon
  completely and retreat to Hong Kong
  Island.
10 December
    1941
11 December
    1941
12 December
    1941
13 December
    1941
         December 13 1941
• Japanese demand surrender.
• British refused.
13 December
    1941




              Artillery Attacks 15-18
              December 1941
      15 - 18 December 1941
• Japanese shell and dive bomb Central, Wan
  Chai, Causeway Bay.
• Governor asked to surrender on 17th. He
  refuses again.
• Japanese begin assault 18 Dec. Land at
  North Point at 9:45pm.
18 December
    1941
19 December
    1941
          19 December 1941
• Japanese control northeastern part of island.
• Canadian commander of western Hong
  Kong killed
21 December
    1941
         20 December 1941
• Repulse Bay Hotel surrounded - held out for
  three days of heavy fighting
• Deep Water Bay taken
• Japanese troops rested and waited for
  reinforcements
22 December
    1941
          22 December 1941
• Planes dive bombed northern island
• Wanchai still in British/Canadian hands
         23 December 1941
• Water shortage
• troops withdraw to Stanley
         24 December 1941
• All areas heavily shelled
• Japanese take most northern island
24 December
    1941
          25 December 1941
• Informal truce
• in the morning, Governor asked to surrender
  again. Refuses.
• Japanese capture Wanchai.
• Soldiers exhausted after 17 days of fighting.
• Governor surrenders at 7pm in Room 336 of
  the Peninsula Hotel.
25 December   Surrender of
    1941      Hong Kong
  Total Troop Strength

JAPANESE      BRITISH/
              CANADIAN/
              INDIAN
40,000        12931
            Dead            Wounded



Japanese    683             1413



British/    2113 (combat)   2300
Canadians   9495 (in
/Indian     camps)

								
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