Book - 1994
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In 1941 some Hong Kong residents believed they could do the impossible by stopping Chinese and Japanese forces from capturing their island. This novel tells the story of a ship and her small company determined to fight against all the odds.
Publisher: London : Heinemann, 1994.
ISBN: 9780434626359
Branch Call Number: FIC/Reema 43vb 01
FIC/Reema 43mb 01
FIC/Reema 43a4 01
Characteristics: 276 p. ; 25 cm.


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Jun 16, 2010

Hong Kong, 1941 ... To the residents and defence forces of the Crown Colony of Hong Kong, the war in Europe remains remote. Even the massive build-up of Japanese forces on the Chinese border cannot dent their carefree optimism. Yet one man suspects the truth. Lieutenant-Commander Esmond Brooke, captain of HMS Serpent and a veteran of the cruel Atlantic, sees all too clearly the folly and incompetence of Hong Kong's colonial administration. To Brooke, attack by Japan seems inevitable. But, in war, there will always be some who attempt the impossible, even in the face of death. This is the story of one ship in her company who refuse to accept the anguish of defeat and surrender to a merciless enemy.


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