World War Two -1945 BAAG report on occupied Hong Kong – tramway service + tickets

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.

Trams - Celebration of a New Hong Kong after Jap Occupation image

HF: The report is lengthy so I am going to divide it up into separate articles. Here, tramway service…

BAAG Conditions in Occupied HK - Tramway Service

Joseph Tse has sent photos of two rare tickets used during the Japanese occupation. One is overprinted, the other was printed by the army due to serious inflation.

Tramways ticket from Jap Occupation - sent by Joseph Tse aTramways ticket from Jap Occupation - sent by Joseph Tse b

Joseph believes there is  inadequate information during the Japanese occupation except that provided in this book:
Hongkong Tramways, RLP Atkinson + AK Williams, Light Railway Transport League, London, 1970
Joseph Tse’s HK Tramways website

Further information:

This article was first posted on 3rd July 2015.

The Index contains many articles using BAAG reports from WW2. And about industry in HK during that time.

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