A Seventh Child and the Law by Patrick Yu Shuk-siu

By Patrick Yu Shuk-siu

This ebook talks concerning the description of the original conditions below which the writer, as a matriculation scholar, was once presented a central authority scholarship to go into the collage of Hong Kong in 1938, and contains a correct separate account of 8 real complaints dealt with through the writer as Defence Counsel.

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I was entrusted with the job of looking after my mother and sisters Winnie and Rosalind in Guilin until such time when THE FALL OF HONG KONG: BEFORE AND AFTER a better and perhaps safer place could be found for them in Qujiang or elsewhere. In Guilin, my mother, my two sisters and I lived far away from town in a stone hut which was cold and damp and without running water or electricity. During this period, though, I witnessed the first real air battles in my life. Those were breathtaking dog fights over the Guilin skies between the American Flying Tigers and the Japanese air force.

An early announcement by the Japanese Occupation Army surprisingly advised local inhabitants to leave Hong Kong if they so desired, despite the fact that there was nowhere they could go other than to the Chinese mainland. Obviously there was no way the Japanese could feed the one and a half million inhabitants on the island. This was the first bit of welcome news for the incarcerated Hong Kong population. Almost immediately those who could depart forthwith did so. Others made the necessary preparations before following suit.

Gen. lA) both in Jiangxi Province. The postal truck service was not a daily one so that we had perforce to spend a couple of days at each place, and it was not until the sixth day that we turned southwards from Shang Rao into Fujian Province, ending up in Nan Ping (i^J-f-). I cannot now remember why we had to travel so far north before turning southwards. It could well be because certain of the roads were at the time not entirely safe from day to day. From the very first day of our 47 48 A SEVENTH CHILD AND THE LAW journey, my relationship with Lt.

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