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Places and Traces of War

Places and Traces of War
Places and Traces of War

Time & Location

19 Dec 2021, 14:30 – 16:00

Hong Kong Maritime Museum

About the Event

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Places and Traces of War

Language: Cantonese


When the Pacific War broke out in December 1941, Hong Kong had already been fortified for a century. Batteries, barracks, redoubts, pillboxes, observation posts, tunnels, trenches, shelters, and bunkers were built extensively. Despite the seemingly unabated developments since the end of the war, there still lie a large number of ex-defence works around Hong Kong.  For over thirty years, the speaker has been exploring these ruins with immense research and labour. Illustrated with historical photos, maps, and contemporary photos (including aerial photos taken in recent years), the speaker will talk about these relics, many of which lie in some corners of serenity amidst the commotion of present-day Hong Kong. This talk is part of “The Fall and Rebirth of the City: Hong Kong during the Japanese Occupation” series.

Speaker’s Bio:

Ko Tim-keung is a Hong Kong history researcher. He was formerly council member of Royal Asiatic Society (Hong Kong Branch), member of Antiquities Advisory Board and museum expert adviser for the Leisure and Cultural Services Department. At present he is a member of the collection committee, Hong Kong Maritime Museum. He has written extensively on various aspects of Hong Kong history.

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