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  • proper noun a city in north-eastern Taiwan.


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  • It was 66 years ago on November 13th 1942 that a Japanese hellship called the England Maru, docked in Keelung Harbour with 1150 allied prisoners of war aboard. 523 of those men were sent to the infamous copper mine camp at Jinguashi, better known in those times as Kinkaseki, and Walter Kirkby was one of those men – he was POW # 278.

    Never Forgotten Newsletter 2008

  • On the way back to Taipei a stop-over was made at the docks in Keelung Harbour where the men had arrived on that cold, rainy November day back in 1942, and where George had sailed home to freedom in September 1945.

    Never Forgotten Newsletter 2007

  • I used to buy little pancake and jelly sandwiches from street vendors in Keelung way back when. adlsad Says:

    Matthew Yglesias » The View From Your Breakfast 2007

  • On August 1 they pulled into Keelung, Formosa and waited there until the 4th when they set out across the East China Sea for Japan.

    The Story of the Taiwan POW's 2009

  • On Sunday September 4, 2005 a ceremony was held at Keelung Harbor, Wharf No. 2, to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the end of the war and the evacuation of the Allied Prisoners of War from Taiwan.

    The Story of the Taiwan POW's 2009

  • On the way back to Taipei we made a stop at the Keelung Harbour dock where the POWs arrived and departed over 60 years ago.

    Never Forgotten Newsletter 2009

  • The USS Block Island was one of the two aircraft carriers which evacuated the Taiwan POWs from Keelung Harbour and took them to Manila following the Japanese surrender in September 1945.

    Never Forgotten Newsletter 2009

  • The Keelung River and Chungshan North Rd. and bridge can also be seen.

    Never Forgotten Newsletter 2009

  • In mid-January 1945, almost all of the POWs except those still sick, were removed from the camp and sent to either Kaohsiung or Keelung and put on ships destined for Japan.

    Never Forgotten Newsletter 2009

  • Following the memorial service held in January 2005 by the Taiwan POW Camps Memorial Society to commemorate the bombing of the hellship Enoura Maru in Kaohsiung Harbour, it was suggested that a memorial be built in Taiwan to remember the men who were transported on the hellships that came to the Taiwan ports of Kaohsiung and Keelung, and those who suffered and died on them.

    The Story of the Taiwan POW's 2009


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