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Exhibit Launch – Hong Kong and the Home Front

hong_kong_front_imageJoin us for the launch of our temporary exhibit marking the 75th anniversary of the battle and fall of Hong Kong. During the evening, exhibit curator Patrick Donovan will answer questions such as “Why did Canadians go to Hong Kong during World War II?” and “What is the legacy of this battle 75 years later?”

Be the first to visit this exhibit and discover how the Royal Rifles of Canada, Quebec City’s main English-speaking regiment, took part in the battle to defend Hong Kong, until Great-Britain surrendered the colony to the Japanese on Christmas Day in 1941. Through photos and archives, learn about what has been called “one of the darkest stories in Canadian military history.” The odds were stacked against the Canadian troops. Some men never came back. Those that did spent nearly four difficult years in Japanese prisoner-of-war camps. Their stories, and those of life on the home front in Quebec City, will be shared.

Hong Kong and the Home Front will be displayed at the Morrin Centre from March 24, 2016 to January 1, 2017.

A limited number of places are available at the launch event during which drinks will be served. Reserve below through Eventbrite.

When: 24 March 2016, 19:00