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‘Hong Kong is my Home’: The 1940 Evacuation and Hong Kong-Britons

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‘Hong Kong is my Home’ : The 1940 Evacuation and Hong Kong-Britons. / Kong, Vivian.

In: Journal of Imperial and Commonwealth History, Vol. 47, No. 3, 01.06.2019.

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Kong, Vivian. / ‘Hong Kong is my Home’ : The 1940 Evacuation and Hong Kong-Britons. In: Journal of Imperial and Commonwealth History. 2019 ; Vol. 47, No. 3.

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