‘The merchant has neither faith nor country’: Naval Mobilization and Colonial Loyalties in Hong Kong, 1933–1967

@article{OwenSpence2015TheMH,
  title={‘The merchant has neither faith nor country’: Naval Mobilization and Colonial Loyalties in Hong Kong, 1933–1967},
  author={Daniel Owen Spence},
  journal={War \& Society},
  year={2015},
  volume={34},
  pages={23 - 42}
}
Abstract By examining the history of the Hong Kong Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve, this article addresses larger issues concerning British imperial power and naval strategy in the years surrounding the Second World War. It reveals how Britain attempted to overcome the restrictions of the Washington Naval Treaty and economic pressures of the interwar period by devolving more naval responsibilities to its colonies; how war in Europe divided Hong Kong society, fueling racial prejudices regarding… Expand