In ‘II’ Parts

In ‘II’ Parts
Gap
Image by Justin Gaurav Murgai
World War II Ammunition Magazine, Wong Nai Chung Gap Historical Trail

Brief History: In the 1930s, the British army began installing defense structures at the gap in preparation for possible attacks by the Japanese army. On 8th December 1941, the Battle of Hong Kong started; the Japanese landed at North Point on Hong Kong Island on 18th December, and reached Wong Nai Chung Gap on 19th December. Canadian and Hong Kong troops defended the passage and Wong Nai Chung Reservoir, with more than 600 Japanese soldiers injured or killed. The gap fell to the Japanese on 19th December, followed by Mount Nicholson and Repulse Bay the next day.