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The vast majority of Canadian POWs were taken at Hong Kong after a hopeless defence of an indefensible position, along with some 12000 other allied forces. The 1997 prisoners, from the Winnipeg Grenadiers and the Royal Rifles of Canada, were imprisoned in Hong Kong and later some 1200 were transferred to Japan. During their time in captivity, 267 (15%) died.  See:

http://www.hkvca.ca/index.htm

http://www.geocities.com/rcwpca/

http://www.vac-acc.gc.ca/general/sub.cfm?source=feature/hongkong/hkhistory