World War Two – 1945 BAAG report on occupied Hong Kong – motor bus services

Elizabeth Ride has sent a British Army Aid Group (BAAG) report from 1st March 1945, An Outline of Conditions in Occupied Hong Kong which was compiled in early 1945 for use by the Civil Affairs Committee which was to take on the rehabilitation of HK after the planned allied invasion. HF: The report is lengthy so I am going to divide it […]

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Japanese Extension of Kai Tak aerodrome, BAAG reports, 1942-1944

ER has sent the following BAAG reports and sketches about Japanese plans to expand Kai Tak airport during their occupation of Hong Kong, World War Two. As you can see by the first report the Japanese were apparently ambitious. At one point around 10,000 workers were involved including POWs. Residential buildings were demolished, agricultural land cleared and a nearby hill […]

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World War Two -1945 BAAG report on occupied Hong Kong – dairy supplies & facilities

Elizabeth Ride has sent a British Army Aid Group (BAAG) report from 1st March 1945, An Outline of Conditions in Occupied Hong Kong which was compiled in early 1945 for use by the Civil Affairs Committee which was to take on the rehabilitation of HK after the planned allied invasion. HF: The report is lengthy so I am going to divide it […]

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Ngauchiwan / Fukui Shipyard during the Japanese Occupation, 1942-1945

Elizabeth Ride has sent this brief extract from BAAG Intelligence Summaries written during the Japanese occupation of Hong Kong, World War Two: Auxiliary wooden vessels and other small craft are constructed at the Fukui Shipyard, formerly known as the Ngauchiwan Shipyard, situated Southeast of Kai Tak airfield off Tai Wan Tsun.  Only the hulls are produced here, the engines being […]

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World War Two -1945 BAAG report on occupied Hong Kong – ferry services

Elizabeth Ride has sent a British Army Aid Group (BAAG) report from 1st March 1945, An Outline of Conditions in Occupied Hong Kong which was compiled in early 1945 for use by the Civil Affairs Committee which was to take on the rehabilitation of HK after the planned allied invasion. HF: The report is lengthy so I am going to divide it […]

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Ngautaukok Shipyard during the Japanese Occupation, 1942-1945

Elizabeth Ride has sent this brief extract from BAAG Intelligence Summaries written during the Japanese occupation of Hong Kong, World War Two. Three wooden vessels were reported to be under construction and nearing completion in mid-1944 at the Ngautaukok Shipyard, located South of the Fukui Shipyard.  Only small wooden ships are built here, and work was reported in July 1944 […]

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