【明報專訊】上期提到丹麥人Niels。一天後，1941年12月8日，星期一，日軍向香港猛攻。日本的策略是重施故技，如同在廣東和天津般圍堵香港。Niels無法理解日軍不宣而戰的行徑，但非常時期豈容片刻猶豫，當時bombs were dropping onto Kai Tak airfield while the pilots of the accompanying fighter planes used their machine guns deftly，就如戰爭片場景一樣，城市被炸成瓦礫，The result was the first of many disasters. The whole of Hong Kong’s air defences was soon smashed to smithereens。
The villa had a stunning view of Kowloon. It was almost half past three in the afternoon. The sun would soon set, but the skies were still clear. Karen Lisbeth could see all the way to the mountains, which in calm splendour rose up on the northern edge of Kowloon with the New Territories and China beyond. If she looked carefully, she could even see the large block where her and Niels' now abandoned flat was. It was all so surreal and she felt confused.
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■問題 Is there anything that is more horrible than war?
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