World War Two -1945 BAAG report on occupied Hong Kong – firewood supply
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 up into separate articles. Here, firewood supply…
In Hong Kong, one picul was defined in Ordinance No. 22 of 1844 as 133 1⁄3 avoirdupois pounds. The modern definition is exactly 60.478982 kilograms.
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This article was first posted on 4th August 2015.
- 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 Index contains many articles using BAAG reports from WW2. And about industry in HK during that time.