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This is a military blog that features pictures and videos of weapons, vehicles, and the individuals who use them on a daily basis. I find a portion of these pictures from military_armies. Thanks to him for letting me use so many of his great photos. Enjoy.
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Old fishing trawler, Aberdeen Hong Kong 1950-60s
Chinese fishing vessel under construction in Aberdeen Harbour, Hong Kong. I guess this photo was taken around 50s-60s There are no vessels like this anymore, maybe only 1-2 left in Hong Kong today. Note the holes in the rudder (what is that for?)
Peasant woman, vicinity of Nanking Peasants drying rice in the lowlands, New Territories, Hong Kong, 1946-47 People with camels Planting rice, vicinity of Nanking Produce vendors, Nanking Rooftops, Nanking Sampans in Victoria Harbour, Hong Kong Island, 1946-47 Seated man amid baskets of fish and hanging dried fish, Eastern Districts, Hong Kong Island, 1946-47 Seated woman selling bundles of incense in the Central District, Hong Kong Island, 1946-47 Shopkeeper attends to a customer, Central…
HONG KONG RE-OCCUPIED. SEPTEMBER 1945, SCENES IN HONG KONG FOLLOWING THE RE-OCCUPATION OF THE CROWN COLONY AFTER THE JAPANESE SURRENDER.
Landing parties from the carrier HMS INDOMITABLE, flagship of Rear Admiral C H J Harcourt, Senior British Naval Officer, China coast, go ashore in a cutter to guard key points in the crown colony.
HONG KONG VICTORY CELEBRATIONS. 9 OCTOBER 1945, HONG KONG. ADMIRAL C H J HARCOURT, CB, CBE, COMMANDER IN CHIEF, HONG KONG WAS THE CENTRAL FIGURE AT THE COLONY'S VICTORY CELEBRATIONS WHICH INCLUDED A MARCH PAST BY THE SERVICES AND A TYPICAL CHINESE PROCESSION.
Part of the Chinese Victory Parade which followed the March Past.
THE BRITISH REOCCUPATION OF HONG KONG
The first batch of Japanese naval prisoners of war board the SS FORT BUFFALO which will carry them home to Japan. The ship would then return with supplies for other prisoners of war still held in Hong Kong. Embarkation of the prisoners was supervised by men of 42 and 44 Royal Marine Commados.