What is the significance of the battle of Hong Kong to Canadian history?

1. 500 Canadians wounded
2. 290 Canadians killed
3. 260 Canadians died as a result of poor treatment in Prisoner of War (PoW) camps.
4. Survivors were put into PoW camps for 3 and a half years where they were treated as slaves. Camps were filthy and survivors were tortured, assaulted, and starved
5. Hong Kong civilians suffered 7,000 casualties
6. Hong Kong surrendered