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Dark Side of the Sun: George Palmer and Canadian POWs in Hong Kong and the Omine Camp
8th of December 1941. The Battle of Hong Kong begins. Less than eight hours after the attack on Pearl Harbour, George Palmer from P.E.I. and 1,973 other Canadians from the Royal Rifles of Canada and the Winnipeg Grenadiers (C Force) began their desperate defence of Hong Kong against the advancing Imperial Japanese Army. It had only been three weeks since the Canadians arri ...more
Paperback, 236 pages
Published January 1st 2009 by Borealis Book Publishers
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Is the Canadian-born author of Dark Side of the Sun, The Leaf Cutter and The Corduroy Road, well-received and much-loved books that have garnered regional and national media attention across Canada. And he loves a good adventure - he was temporarily stranded on an iceberg once, was accidently branded an illegal alien (along with his wife and kids) in Panama and his family lived in the jungles of C ...more