A Small Band of Men: An Englishman's Adventures in Hong Kong's Marine Police

A Small Band of Men: An Englishman's Adventures in Hong Kong's Marine Police

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Les Bird joined the Hong Kong Marine Police in 1976 during a period of rapid change in one of the British Empire's few remaining colonies, and witnessed the last years of the hard-working, hard-drinking colonial policemen handing out rough justice in the World of Suzie Wong. He led his men in combat with the growing organized crime in the years leading up to the handover of the colony back to China in 1997 and was one of a handful of senior officers instrumental in dealing with highly sensitive issues including a flood of refugees fleeing Vietnam and the increase in the smuggling of guns, drugs, people and luxury goods either to or from Communist China.

Filled with gripping stories spanning 20 years, A Small Band of Men follows Bird and his cohorts including his mentor, "Diamond" Don Bishop.

PRODUCT DETAILS :
ISBN : 9789888552511
BY (AUTHOR) Bird, Les
PUBLISHER : Earnshaw Books Limited PUBLICATION DATE : March 19, 2020
COUNTRY OF PUBLICATION : Hong Kong IMPRINT : Earnshaw Books Limited
LANGUAGE : English AGE : General
PRODUCT FORM : Paperback / softback
DIMENSION : 210 mm x 146 mm

PRODUCT CATEGORY :
History & Archaeology
Society & Social Sciences
DESCRIPTION :
Les Bird joined the Hong Kong Marine Police in 1976 during a period of rapid change in one of the British Empire's few remaining colonies, and witnessed the last years of the hard-working, hard-drinking colonial policemen handing out rough justice in the World of Suzie Wong. He led his men in combat with the growing organized crime in the years leading up to the handover of the colony back to China in 1997 and was one of a handful of senior officers instrumental in dealing with highly sensitive issues including a flood of refugees fleeing Vietnam and the increase in the smuggling of guns, drugs, people and luxury goods either to or from Communist China.

Filled with gripping stories spanning 20 years, A Small Band of Men follows Bird and his cohorts including his mentor, "Diamond" Don Bishop.

PRODUCT DETAILS :
ISBN : 9789888552511
BY (AUTHOR) Bird, Les
PUBLISHER : Earnshaw Books Limited PUBLICATION DATE : March 19, 2020
COUNTRY OF PUBLICATION : Hong Kong IMPRINT : Earnshaw Books Limited
LANGUAGE : English AGE : General
PRODUCT FORM : Paperback / softback
DIMENSION : 210 mm x 146 mm

PRODUCT CATEGORY :
History & Archaeology
Society & Social Sciences