Battle of Hong Kong turned medical student into WWII frontline volunteer who survived to tell his wartime stories

//Battle of Hong Kong turned medical student into WWII frontline volunteer who survived to tell his wartime stories

Battle of Hong Kong turned medical student into WWII frontline volunteer who survived to tell his wartime stories

Yeung Ming-hon was 18 and a medical student when he found himself picking up soldiers wounded in the Battle of Hong Kong and attending to their injuries.Now 98, he is one of the last two living veterans involved in the fall of Hong Kong in 1941. Invading Japanese forces attacked the city from December 8 to 25 that year, overwhelmed British and allied forces, and went on to occupy the city for three years and eight months.Dementia and old age have left him in a wheelchair and unable to speak or…

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