The Clock Tower during the Second World War

Consistency in an Ever-Changing City: An Old Clock Tower in Contemporary Hong Kong

The Clock Tower during the Second World War

During the Second World War, the Clock Tower ceased to operate as Hong Kong plunged into three years and eight months of Japanese occupation. This rare picture captures the Clock Tower in the middle of wartime chaos. Source: “Memories of Occupied Hong Kong,” a 2013 documentary by Linnea Ritland (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WgpPgQuSfUI&index=10&list=PLrpQKMFGTVDOoz8-f7b76kxaFHEPX3I6a).