The Canadian Press

1991-12-08 | Pearl-Harbour

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The year 1991 marked 50 years since 50-thousand Japanese troops launched an attack on Hong Kong. Among the defenders were two under-trained Canadian battalions, sent there just three weeks earlier, even though the British had written off the colony in the event of war. The troops surrendered on Christmas Day, and the survivors spent almost four years in Japanese POW camps. Bert Delbridge, who was with the Winnipeg Grenadiers, said, despite the harsh treatment, he harbored no resentment. (About 290 Canadians were killed in the battle and another 260 died in the inhumane conditions of the Japanese camps. Only 500 survivors are alive today.)

Date: 1991-12-08
Placeline: Ottawa, ON, Canada
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 8 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << they're people just like me strike us the people they did what they did was right and we did what we believe is right >>

Clip ID: 19911208CPCN001