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  • Hong Kong 1941
  • By - Azifa Mazhar
  • Japans leader wanted to control raw materials in other countries. Their first move was to invade Chinese province of Manchuria and set Pu Yi as a puppet Emperor Japan would control. Japan attacked China in 1937
  • Japan invaded Indochina (Vietnam) in 1940 and forced its government to give Japan control over Indochina's raw materials. Due to Japans action US president reduced Japans oil supplies by 93%.
  • 1941 British General stopped in ottawa on his way back to Britain from Hong Kong.
  • Harry, we need help to defend Hong Kong. Can Canada send some troops there? Japs will run off hahaha they can't fight white soldiers in a fight.
  • December 8, 1941 Japanese bombers began their attack on Hong Kong's air force.
  • oh no there's an attack happening.
  • As the Canadians made their way through Kowloon to Hong Kong Island. Lawson tried to gather information about Japanese military. Canada had no spies of its own.
  • Japanese wanted Hong Kong's surrender, Sir Mark Aitchson Young, but Hong Kong's governor refused to give up. While the Canadians were forced to retreat.
  • Lawson died so bravely that even the Japanese were impressed.
  • Osborn threw several grenades at the Japanese and jumped in front of a grenade to save his soldiers.
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