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Policing Hong Kong An Irish History: Irishmen in the Hong Kong Police Force, 1864-1950

Policing Hong Kong An Irish History: Irishmen in the Hong Kong Police Force, 1864-1950

Hong Kong, 1918. A tranquil place compared to war-torn Europe. But on the morning of the 22nd January, a running battle through the streets of Wanchai ended in “The Siege of Gresson Street”. Five policemen lay dead, so shocking Hong Kong that over half the population turned out to watch their funeral procession.One of the dead, Inspector Mortimor O’Sullivan, came from Newmarket: a small town nestled deep in rural Ireland. He, along with a dozen and more relatives, had sailed out to Hong Kong to join the Police Force.

Patricia O'Sullivan

  • Blacksmith Books
  • 9789887792734
  • 360 pages
  • Paperback / softback
  • Hong Kong
  • Asian history

Eastwood