Ca. 1940. Original small snap shot photographs of Hong Kong during WWII, showing British military police arriving, with views of the harbor, some images taken on board, and street scenes.
The snap shots enclosed in an envelope with manuscript note, "Keetze. Hypong - Hong Kong Harbor - Some more of interest".
"Hypong" is likely a misspelling of Haiphong. Haiphong Road is a road south of Kowloon Park, Hong Kong. Along with Nathan Road it was one of the first two streets laid out in southern Kowloon where Indian merchants set up shops in the 1920s, supplying goods to soldiers stationed in the adjacent Whitfield Barracks. One of the snap shot harbor views shows a large water front building which is likely the Barracks.
Snap shots include a group of 4 military police posing for a group picture on the street; the same group seated on the front of a military truck, one of the four lounging in the sun on the deck of a naval ship, 3 of the four on deck, sailors swimming, equipment being offloaded at the port by crane and onto trucks, a private car being hauled up a ramp, and numerous views taken from the harbor of the waterfront.
2 snap shots measure 2 1/2 x 2 1/4"; the remaining 27, 2 3/4 x 4 3/4" Very good condition. Item #23993