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