Interview - William Orchard

In this interview, Mr. William Orchard speaks about the various periods of his life. At first, he talks about his early life, his military service in the Navy in the US and in Japan, and his experience as a banker in the US before and after the war. Then he goes on to recollect his time working with American Express in Hong Kong and Shanghai, his family life in Shanghai, the arrival of the communists on May 25, 1949, and his subsequent return to the US. Throughout the interview, Mr. Orchard tells various specific stories from his past and reflects on how his life experiences in the US and Asia influenced who he became.

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