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

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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 New ...more
Paperback, 320 pages
Published April 25th 2017 by Blacksmith Books
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This book covers three main themes as it looks at life in Hong Kong in the 1870s-1920s:
- Policemen and police work
- The Irish community
- Life for European working-class families

The common link between these themes is the group of men who travelled from Newmarket in Ireland to become policemen in Hong Kong. Patricia has a family connection to the group, and this book is the result of her research into what those men experienced.

She combines photos and family recollections with thorough researc
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