National Geographic : 1938 Mar
©Screen Traveler, from Gendreau HONG KONG, ASTRIDE THE HIGHWAY OF WORLD TRADE, HARBORS SHIPS OF ALL NATIONS Atop Victoria Peak, a Chinese girl overlooks city, bay, and distant mainland. Last September the peaceful harbor was thrown into violent turmoil byadevastat ing typhoon which killed hundreds and blew ocean liners ashore. One large ship piled up on the water front in the Central District (foreground). The million inhabitants of the Colony, including Kowloon and New Territories, were panic-stricken for hours. Hundreds of sampans and junks,forewarned, took shelter inCauseway Bay (right).