Tin Hats and Rice: A Diary of Life as a Hong Kong Prisoner of War, 1941-1945
Barbara Anslow


Paperback | Mar 2019 | Blacksmith Books | 9789887792741 | 372pp | 216x140mm | Stocked item (out of stock) | GEN | AUD$29.99, NZD$34.99


 

I cant visualise us getting out of this, but I want to TRY to believe in a future, wrote 23-year-old Barbara Anslow (then Redwood) in her diary on 8th December 1941, a few hours after Japan first attacked Hong Kong. Barbaras 1941-1945 diaries (with post-war explanations where necessary) are an invaluable source of information on the civilian experience in British Hong Kong during the second world war. The diaries record her thoughts and experiences through the fighting, the surrender, three-and-a-half years of internment in Stanley Camp, then liberation and adjustment to normal life. The diaries have been quoted by leading historians on the subject. Now they are available in print for the first time, making them available to a wider audience.