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On December 25th, 1941, the British Garrison of Hong Kong, (15,000 soldiers). fell to the Japanese, (at least 50,000 soldiers), after 18 days of brutal fighting, British, Indian, (Punjabi and Rajputs), local militia, The HKVDC and Canadian, (the first of the allied troops to engage in battle during WW2), hung on to Hong Kong. The Battle of Hong Kong was one of the courageous battles in the annuals of Canadian Military history. It has gone largely ignored by historians because it ended in defeat.

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China lost to England and had to give England 99 years of rule over Hong Kong. In 1997, Hong Kong was back to China rule.

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