St. Stephen’s College massacre-Japanese Hong Kong atrocity

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TheSt. Stephen’s College massacreinvolved a series of acts of extreme cruelty committed by theImperial Japanese Armyon 25 December 1941 during theJapanese occupation of Hong KongatSt. Stephen’s College.


Several hours before the British surrendered onChristmas dayat the end of theBattle of Hong Kong,


Japanese soldiers entered St. Stephen’s College, which was being used as a hospital on the front line at the time.The Japanese were met by two doctors, Black and Witney, who were marched away, and were later found dead and mutilated.They then burst into the wards andbayoneteda number of British, Canadian and Indian wounded soldiers who were incapable of hiding.The survivors and their nurses were imprisoned in two rooms upstairs. Later, a second wave of Japanese troops arrived after the fighting had moved further south, away from the school. They removed two Canadians from one of the rooms, and mutilated and killed them outside…

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