The Canadian Press

1991-12-08 | Pearl-Harbour

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The year 1991 marked 50 years since Japanese troops attacked Hong Kong, just hours after the attack on Pearl Harbor. Among the defenders were about two thousand Canadians -- under-trained soldiers from the Royal Regiment and the Winnipeg Grenadiers, who had arrived only three weeks earlier, even though the British had already written off the colony in the event of war. But the ordeal was just beginning when the survivors surrendered on Christmas Day -- they spent almost four years in Japanese POW camps. Bert Delbridge, who was with the Grenadiers, said they met their liberation, in August of 1945, with mixed emotions. (Delbridge said, despite the treatment, he didn't hold any ill feelings -- he said the Japanese are people too.)

Date: 1991-12-08
Placeline: Ottawa, ON, Canada
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 9 seconds

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Clip ID: 19911208CPCN002