By Hugh Dulley

Hugh Dulley’s father (Peter Dulley) and mom (Therese Sander) met in Hong Kong on New Year’s Eve 1935. 4 years later on the outbreak of battle Peter, a weekend sailor, was once known as up within the Hong Kong Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. He finally graduated to commanding an ocean-going tug of 500 lots from Hong Kong to Aden. En path he known as at islands nonetheless having fun with pre-war peacetime and navigated around the Indian Ocean utilizing a sextant. In July 1940 Therese, who was once 8 months pregnant, was once evacuated from Hong Kong to the Philippines, the place Hugh used to be born. They then travelled to Australia after a quick cease in Hong Kong, which was once to be the final time she observed Peter. accumulated this is Peter’s correspondence to Therese over a interval of six years. Edited and condensed via Hugh, it paints a different and sometimes funny photo of existence in Hong Kong in global struggle 2. it really is released to coincide with the seventy fifth anniversary of the conflict of Hong Kong.

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