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Notable Views and Scenery on the Island of Hong Kong. Sketches by Gordon Home.
The Island of Hong Kong, separated from the mainland of Kowloon by a channel nearly a mile broad, has an area of 32 square miles of irregular shape. The hills bristle with great guns and anti-aircraft guns, since the terrain presents a difficulty for airfields, but the deficiency was not met by a large number of anti-aircraft batteries. Hong Kong presents in some ways not dissimilar chracteristics to Malta, except that owing to the loss of the mainland it was made accessible to near enemy aerodromes and big guns. It has six miles of tunnel shelters against enemy bombs.