Hong Kong, WW II, Hong Kong War Diary, HKWD, World War II, trauma


The rapid growth of Internet technology has led to an incredible change in information dissemination and information communication, providing challenges and opportunities to the construction of digital archives. The Hong Kong War Diary (HKWD) is a born-digital archive of Hong Kong, centering around Word War II (WWII). In the following interview, Tony Banham, the founder and maintainer of HKWD, discusses his unique experiences as a writer and research of WWII as well as his understanding of the traumatic war experiences and psychiatric symptoms among WWII veterans.