The Story

The story landing

During the early days of the war in the Pacific, the British suffered heavy casualties. Their closest ally, the Americans, were still reeling from Pearl Harbour. In an attempt to turnback the Japanese control of the Pacific, they decide to employ their latest military strategy – their Special Operations Executive (SOE -the predecessor of MI6) would train Chinese Canadians to seek out and enlist local resistance fighters behind enemy lines. To get them in top shape, the SOE would have to train them in everything from unarmed combat to speaking Chinese fluently, in only a few months. After more than 60 years of secrecy, Henry "Hank" Wong, one of the 13 men selected for Operation Oblivion, re-lives his covert training with the aid of images he took with the small personal camera he smuggled in.