Barbara Anslow, author of the wartime diary Tin Hats and Rice, wrote many letters from Hong Kong in the 1940s, and she has sent some of them to David Bellis at the Gwulo Hong Kong history website.

David says:

The second half of the 1940s saw Hong Kong make a rapid recovery from the dark days of wartime. It’s a period that hasn’t been covered much in history books, so I’m always interested when there’s a chance to read more about it. Below, regular contributor Barbara Anslow shares extracts from letters she wrote from Hong Kong in 1946.

Read Barbara’s letters at Gwulo. (And thanks to Bob Tatz at Gwulo for the lovely 1946 envelope image).