File Download

There are no files associated with this item.

  Links for fulltext
     (May Require Subscription)
Supplementary

Article: The gin drinker's line: Reconstruction of a British colonial defence line in Hong Kong using aerial photo information

TitleThe gin drinker's line: Reconstruction of a British colonial defence line in Hong Kong using aerial photo information
Authors
KeywordsBuilding planning
Heritage
Hong Kong
Photography
War
Issue Date2009
PublisherEmerald Group Publishing Limited. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.emeraldinsight.com/info/journals/pm/pm.jsp
Citation
Property Management, 2009, v. 27 n. 1, p. 16-41 How to Cite?
AbstractPurpose - This paper aims to provide an initial determination of the date of construction, locations and a typology of design of the pill-boxes of the Gin Drinker's Line constructed by the colonial Hong Kong Government. Design/methodology/approach - Post-war aerial photos taken by the Royal Air Force and R.C. Huntings were examined and site visits made to locate and measure the pill-boxes. Relevant archive materials were consulted to help interpret findings. Findings - A total of 76 pill-boxes, most in ruins due to post-war destruction for obtaining their steel bars, were mapped on a 1:25,000 scale to give a good idea of the nature of the Gin Drinker's Line. The study finds that, of these, 50 have survived. The pill-boxes predated those built in the UK to anticipate of German landing. Research limitations/implications - The paper demonstrates how aerial photos can be used for historical research and conservation planning. Though the locations of the pill-boxes identified are subject to detailed site surveying, the basic pattern of pill-box distribution has been identified. Originality/value - This is the first attempt to map the Gin Drinker's Line and classify its pill-boxes. The findings are useful references for the actual conservation of colonial heritage in Hong Kong as part of China, as well as for further inquiry into the military history of the Second World War. © Emerald Group Publishing Limited.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/59757
ISSN
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.331
References

 

DC FieldValueLanguage
dc.contributor.authorLai, LWCen_HK
dc.contributor.authorDavies, SNGen_HK
dc.contributor.authorTan, YKen_HK
dc.contributor.authorYung, Pen_HK
dc.date.accessioned2010-05-31T03:56:49Z-
dc.date.available2010-05-31T03:56:49Z-
dc.date.issued2009en_HK
dc.identifier.citationProperty Management, 2009, v. 27 n. 1, p. 16-41en_HK
dc.identifier.issn0263-7472en_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/59757-
dc.description.abstractPurpose - This paper aims to provide an initial determination of the date of construction, locations and a typology of design of the pill-boxes of the Gin Drinker's Line constructed by the colonial Hong Kong Government. Design/methodology/approach - Post-war aerial photos taken by the Royal Air Force and R.C. Huntings were examined and site visits made to locate and measure the pill-boxes. Relevant archive materials were consulted to help interpret findings. Findings - A total of 76 pill-boxes, most in ruins due to post-war destruction for obtaining their steel bars, were mapped on a 1:25,000 scale to give a good idea of the nature of the Gin Drinker's Line. The study finds that, of these, 50 have survived. The pill-boxes predated those built in the UK to anticipate of German landing. Research limitations/implications - The paper demonstrates how aerial photos can be used for historical research and conservation planning. Though the locations of the pill-boxes identified are subject to detailed site surveying, the basic pattern of pill-box distribution has been identified. Originality/value - This is the first attempt to map the Gin Drinker's Line and classify its pill-boxes. The findings are useful references for the actual conservation of colonial heritage in Hong Kong as part of China, as well as for further inquiry into the military history of the Second World War. © Emerald Group Publishing Limited.en_HK
dc.languageengen_HK
dc.publisherEmerald Group Publishing Limited. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.emeraldinsight.com/info/journals/pm/pm.jspen_HK
dc.relation.ispartofProperty Managementen_HK
dc.subjectBuilding planningen_HK
dc.subjectHeritageen_HK
dc.subjectHong Kongen_HK
dc.subjectPhotographyen_HK
dc.subjectWaren_HK
dc.titleThe gin drinker's line: Reconstruction of a British colonial defence line in Hong Kong using aerial photo informationen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
dc.identifier.openurlhttp://library.hku.hk:4550/resserv?sid=HKU:IR&issn=0263-7472&volume=27 &issue=1&spage=76&epage=41&date=2008&atitle=The+Gin+Drinker’s+Line:+Reconstruction+of+a+British+colonial+defence+line+in+Hong+Kong+using+aerial+photo+informationen_HK
dc.identifier.emailLai, LWC:wclai@hku.hken_HK
dc.identifier.authorityLai, LWC=rp01004en_HK
dc.description.naturelink_to_subscribed_fulltext-
dc.identifier.doi10.1108/02637470910932656en_HK
dc.identifier.scopuseid_2-s2.0-59949104205en_HK
dc.identifier.hkuros147651en_HK
dc.relation.referenceshttp://www.scopus.com/mlt/select.url?eid=2-s2.0-59949104205&selection=ref&src=s&origin=recordpageen_HK
dc.identifier.volume27en_HK
dc.identifier.issue1en_HK
dc.identifier.spage16en_HK
dc.identifier.epage41en_HK
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdomen_HK
dc.identifier.scopusauthoridLai, LWC=7202616218en_HK
dc.identifier.scopusauthoridDavies, SNG=13106155800en_HK
dc.identifier.scopusauthoridTan, YK=35202188000en_HK
dc.identifier.scopusauthoridYung, P=24377307900en_HK
dc.identifier.citeulike3957526-

Export via OAI-PMH Interface in XML Formats


OR


Export to Other Non-XML Formats