In March 2013 I am going to China to retrace a journey made by my father in 1942. He was taken prisoner by the Japanese after the fall of Hong Kong on Christmas day 1941. On Feb 1st 1942 he escaped with 2 colleagues and travelled 1500 miles to the administrative capital of wartime China in Chongqing. He won the Military Cross for his bravery in leading the escape.

I’ll be doing the edited highlights in considerably more luxury! I’ve added a page of background about the original journey. I’ll add more about my own journey in due course.