World War Two – 1945 BAAG report – utilities
Hugh Farmer: Elizabeth Ride has sent a British Army Aid Group (BAAG) report from 1st March 1945, An Outline of Conditions in Occupied Hong Kong.
Here I am posting the section on Utilities :-
Electricity supply including information about
– both HK Electric Co and China Light & Power Co
– restrictions imposed on supply
– certain industries attempting to generate their own electricity
– reports of Japanese dismantling machinery and shipping it out of HK
Gas supply including
– curtailment of supply
– reduced quotas to industrial users
– gas works in both Hong Kong [island] and Kowloon were undamaged
Water supply including
– restrictions on supply
– undamaged reservoirs and pumping stations
– damaged/defective water meters
I have already posted the sections on Intro + Contents, and Dockyards and will add further relevant areas in the future.
If you are unfamiliar with the British Army Aid Group please refer to Further Information below.
- For general information about the Elizabeth Ride collection, her father Sir Lindsay Ride, and the British Army Aid group during WW2 a very useful introduction is through http://gwulo.com/node/13968
- The BAAG papers are kept at the Hong Kong Heritage Project: The Elisabeth Ride Collectionwww.hongkongheritage.org
- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Candlepower “cp” is used in the section on electrical supply – a now almost obsolete term
Related Indhhk articles:
- World War Two – 1945 BAAG report – intro and contents
- World War Two -1945 BAAG report on Dockyards in occupied Hong Kong
- HK Industry during World War Two
- Hong Kong Industry during World War Two – Transport
- World War Two – Hong Kong Industrial Images from the Imperial War Museum
- World War Two – BAAG, Mateys and Allied attempts to disrupt Hong Kong Dockyards
- CLP’s Hok Un Power Station – immediately post World War Two
The image used here is of CLP’s Hok Un power station but in 1949.