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Stories categorised in 'China'. These stories may contain references to other themes.

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Hong Kong - Lisbon Maru Sinking/3icon for Recommended story

Speaking Shanghai dialect, he was able to explain to the villagers that the swimmers bobbing about in the...

Japanese Incident, 1938icon for Recommended story

When we had travelled the 20 miles from Peitaiho to Chinwangtao and were waiting, children, domestics,...

Fred Verlander - The Build-Up to the Waricon for Recommended story

During my time in the services I served in France, Peking, and India but my first overseas posting was to...

China to Australia 1939-47icon for Recommended storyicon for Story with photo

During 1938, I started school at the Cathedral School for Girls, in Shanghai — Geoffrey was already...

Life in Occupied Shanghai - 1941icon for Recommended story

The Japanese army, now not only controlled their own little sector, but the whole of Shanghai except for...

A Missionary Family's Life and Escape from Chinaicon for Recommended storyicon for Story with photo

When the war started Mary Weightman, then 34, was Nurse in Charge of Borden Memorial Hospital, Lanchow,...

Growing Vegetables in a Japanese Internment Campicon for Recommended story

My father was a Merchant Navy officer who was captured and interned by the Japanese at the outbreak of...

My Hell on Earthicon for Recommended story

Yet the bliss of sleep's oblivion tarried long upon it's way while the bed bugs left their havens...

God Save the King!icon for Recommended story

On a dry, dusty, shadeless field in Weihsien, North China, fifteen hundred Allied civilian internees were...

The Woman We Chinese Remembericon for Recommended story

In October of 1938, China Red Cross Caring Service moved to Guiyang, Guizhou Province from Changsha, Qiyang...

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