National Geographic : 1940 Apr
Photograph from Philip D.Gendreau FROM BALCONIES OF KOWLOON'S PENINSULA HOTEL GUESTS WATCH WORLD SHIPPING COME AND GO Liners often pass so near that balcony occupants may almost recognize friends waving from the vessels. Seen hereisH. M. S.Eagle, originally laid down asadread nought for Chile; while still unfinished, the British bought it back and completed it as an aircraft carrier. In the background, Hong Kong sprawls upitsPeak (opposite page and page 536). Rolling stock just below the window belongs to the Hong Kong and Canton Railway; when theJapanese took Canton, railtraffic with itceased.