Many of the refugees who found haven in Macau after its occupation by Japan in 1941 were of Portuguese origin. Many were men who had fought to defend Hong Kong but on arrival they found no scope for continuing their military service and had to settle for taking menial jobs. Sending Hong Kong people to India was seen as a way of resolving the problem. The article describes their experiences in travelling to India and their eventual incorporation in a specialist guerrilla force named the Chindits.
(Illustration: The insignia of the Chindits)
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