HF: These paintings and photos of Hong Kong soon after the end of the War are from the Imperial War Museum’s, (IWM) UK extensive collection of Hong Kong. I have selected them because they show some aspect of the industrial history of HK at this time. Either through the Naval Dockyard, Shipping wrecks in the Harbour (with close connections to post-war ship breaking) and the Kowloon – Canton railway.
Further information regarding the people mentioned below would be welcomed.
The captions have been added by the IWM.
The paintings are by Leonard Rosoman who was appointed in April 1945, by the War Artists’ Advisory Committee, to a full-time salaried position to document the activities of the British Pacific Fleet.
All images are copyright of the Imperial War Museum, UK (IWM) www.iwm.org.uk but can be published by IWM’s Non-Commercial Licence.