National Geographic : 1947 Apr
486 The National Geographic Magazine Freed from Japanese Internment, a Hong Kong Official Greets His Liberator A smile creases the gaunt face of Sir Grenville Alabaster (center), former Attorney General of the colony, as he talks with Rear Admiral C. H . J. Harcourt (left), who accepted the Japanese surrender. British Official British Sailors Distribute Food after the Japanese Laid Down Their Arms A Chinese girl beams her thanks for cans of rice, which at first were carefully rationed. Hong Kong's normal population of more than a million had been nearly doubled by refugees from China.