The events of ‘May 35’, as they have to say online in mainland China, has echoed through Hong Kong’s ‘Umbrella Revolution’ and beyond. We get to know the key characters during the two months of protests, including the young female student who emerged to lead a revolution.

Paul Letters is a historian, journalist, educator and novelist. See for more history, including a daily ‘On-This-Day-75-Years-Ago’ feed, with photographs. Plus the novel that combines: the real history of the Allies’ first strike against Nazi Germany; Paul’s granny’s escape (as a teenager) from 1939 Poland to 1940 Paris to wartime London; the ‘Double-Cross System’, the Special Operations Executive and assassination in Prague.

Each month on Noreen Mir’s 1-2-3 Show (RTHK Radio 3), Paul Letters examines events from this month in history. Recorded at Radio Television Hong Kong Studios, Broadcast Drive, Kowloon, Hong Kong. Cover work by Gill Bertram.