David Macri recently defended his PhD thesis “Hong Kong in the Sino–Japanese War: The Logistics of Collective Security in South China, 1935–1941” at the University of Hong Kong. The thesis raises new and important questions about the strategic background to the events of late 1941. Dr. Macri is also interested in operational and tactical issues and this report from the US National Archives is of special interest to Canadians. The author, Major Reynolds Condon, was an American assistant military attaché in Hong Kong who witnessed the battle before being released back to the US. His report, while not always factually correct, helps shed some light on aspects of the battle for which he was an eyewitness.
"The Fall of Hong Kong: The Condon Report,"
Canadian Military History: Vol. 20
, Article 8.
Available at: http://scholars.wlu.ca/cmh/vol20/iss2/8