British hostage Mavis Lee and her dachshunds, with Japanese envoys, Hong Kong
University of Bristol - Historical Photographs of China reference number: Bi-s102. When the Japanese sent three officers from Kowloon to Hong Kong island on 13 December 1941, to parlay for the surrender of Hong Kong, they came with two British women as hostages. One of these was Mavis Lee, the wife of the Governor's private secretary, who brought along her two dachshunds, Otto and Mitzi. Source: 'Out of China' by Robert Bickers (Allen Lane, 2017). See also Robert Bickers' blog: Otto, Mitzi and Ho Chi Minh (https://robertbickers.net/2017/05/17/otto-mitzi-and-ho-chi-minh/).
Saturday 13 December 1941
Black and white photograph