It's forgotten, but the Canadians sent to reinforce the garrison at Hong Kong came under attack at the same time. The Canadians, along with their fellow-soldiers from Britain, India, and the local troops, fought bravely but finally surrendered 25th December (Black Christmas). Those who survived the massacres at Hong Kong were transported to Japan as POWs. Those who survived to be freed after VJ day had been so mistreated they would never be truly healthy again.
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