Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Hong Kong in 1949

In 1949, Hong Kong was a British colony, China was a newly communist nation, and all of Asia was recovering from World War II. Two million inhabitants were trying to accommodate floods of refugees from the mainland. Michael Rogge visited Hong Kong as a young man and took 16mm home movies of what he saw. He added commentary 60 years later. There are plenty more of these vintage personal movies at his YouTube channel.  (via Digg)

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