World War Two – BAAG agent’s drawings from the Japanese occupation, industrial locations

HF: Elizabeth Ride has sent information about the British Army Aid Group’s (BAAG) drawings of Japanese installations which were made by agents to supplement written intelligence reports about Hong Kong during the Japanese Occupation in WW2.

Some of the drawings and accompanying notes mention locations and companies directly connected with Hong Kong’s  industrial history. Unfortunately the pages are not numbered. However I here list these places in the order in which they appear in the full account shown below beneath the final drawing.

On Hongkong Island

  • Taikoo Dockyard – important military facility for the Japanese, shipbuilding, repair and maintenance
  • Taikoo Sugar Refinery
  • North Point Power Station
  • North Point oil depot
  • North Point – Commercial Press
  • Japanese Imperial Navy Facilities Department, Arsenal Street
  • Tai Hing Metal Factory, Hennessy Road

On Kowloon Peninsula

  • Kerosene Depot, Tsuen Wan
  • Whampoa Dockyard, Hung Hom
  • To Kwa Wan Cement Works, Chatham Road
  • Former Kowloon Motor Bus Company, Nathan Road

BAAG drawings

Tai Hing Metal Factory, Hennessy BAAG drawings

BAAG drawings 2

BAAG drawings 3

See:   British Army Aid Group Drawings – the full report

Further information:

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