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A Savage Christmas: The Fall of Hong Kong (1992)



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Credited cast:
Terence McKenna Terence McKenna ... Narration (voice)
Andrew Tarbet ... John Payne
Jean-Michel Henry Jean-Michel Henry ... Armand Bourbonniere
Randy Hughson Randy Hughson ... Laurie Mackay
David Hewlett ... Walter Jenkins
Keibo Oiwa Keibo Oiwa ... Japanese officer
Greg Spottiswood ... John Stroud
Paul-Augustin Querton Paul-Augustin Querton ... Roger Cyr
Brooke Johnson ... Kay Christie
Martin Julien ... Les Canivet
Andrew Miller ... Ike Friesen
Jeremy Ratchford ... Fred Reich
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Shinsuki Adachi Shinsuki Adachi ... Himself (Japanese Imperial Army)
Robert Clayton Robert Clayton ... Himself (Royal Rifles of Canada) (as Bob Clayton)
Bob Grillo Bob Grillo ... Himself (US Navy)


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Documentary | Drama | War






English | Japanese

Release Date:

12 January 1992 (Canada) See more »

Also Known As:

La bataille de Hong Kong See more »

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This is a true story. In some cases actors speak the documented words of soldiers and nurses. There is no fiction. See more »


Followed by In Desperate Battle: Normandy 1944 (1992) See more »


Requiem, Opus 84
by Gabriel Fauré
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, London
Soprano, Aled Jones
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Valour and The Horror - Savage Christmas
15 May 2009 | by jwinchestersSee all my reviews

I know one of the co-stars Bob Clayton personally. He has spoken to my History students many times over the years. To state that this is nothing more than a "Titanic-like" documentary is ludicrous. There is no doubt that the Canadian government sent just under 2,000 poorly-trained Canadians to Hong Kong to bolster a garrison of 10,000 British Commonwealth troops. There is also no doubt that they would have a very difficult time if 50,000 battle-trained Japanese soldiers attacked. To state otherwise is to shame the memory of over 500 brave Canadians who died in the battle or in Japanese POW camps. The next time that you criticize something, please take the time to learn more about it.

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