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Dr. D. Macri
"Dr. Dave Macri

BA York (Toronto), MA Wilfrid Laurier, PhD HKU


Authored Books 


  1. Port Elgin's War: A History of a Canadian Town and the 98 (Bruce) Anti-tank Battery during the Second World War (United States: CreateSpace, 2015).

  3. Clash of Empires in South China: The Allied Nations' Proxy War with Japan, 1935-1941 (Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 2012).

  5. Legacy from the Hill: The Early Years of St. John's College (Hong Kong: St. John’s College Alumni Association, 2012).




  1. 'C Force to Hong Kong: The Price of Collective Security in China, 1941,' The Journal of Military History, vol.77 (January 2013): 523-556.

  3. 'Bren Guns for China: the Origins and Impact of Sino-Canadian Relations, 1941-9,' The International History Review, vol.34:3 (September 2012), 1-17.

  5. 'The Fall of Hong Kong: The Condon Report,' (ed.) Canadian Military History, vol.20:2 (2011), 66-80.

  7. 'Under Fire: C Force and the Battle of Hong Kong, December 1941,' Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society Hong Kong Branch, vol.51 (2011), 237-256.

  9. Biography of Lieutenant-General A.E. Grasett, G.O.C. China, 1938-1941, in Dictionary of Hong Kong Biography (Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press, 2011) pp. 164-5.

  11. 'Abandoning the Outpost: Rejection of the Hong Kong Purchase Scheme of 1938-1939,' Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society Hong Kong Branch, vol:50 (2010), 303-316.

  13. 'Civilian Management of War; A Comparison of Donald Rumsfeld and Sam Hughes,' Esprit de Corps: Canadian Military, Then & Now, vol.10:8 (July, 2003).

  15. 'A Loss of Martial Ethos,' Esprit de Corps, vol.9:10 (September, 2002).


Academic Reviews


  1. Timothy Wilford, Canada's Road to the Pacific War: Intelligence, Strategy, and the Far East Crisis, (University of British Columbia Press, 2012); in the Journal of Military History, vol.76:2 (2012), 595-596.

  3. Kwong Chi Man and Tsoi Yiu Lun, Eastern Fortress: A Military History of Hong Kong, 1840-1970, (Hong Kong University Press, 2013); in the Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society, Hong Kong Branch, vol.55 (2015), 211-212.