WW2 Japanese Occupation – “Copper Offering Movement”
Elizabeth Ride has sent a WW2 British Army Aid Group (BAAG) report about the collection of copper by the Japanese during the occupation of Hong Kong.
Part 1 states that those offering copper goods can do so “without anything in return or they can exchange…for rice, sugar, oil and firewood.”
Part 2 states that 7,000 catties of copper had “been offered by the residents of Hong Kong and Kowloon.”
BAAG Report: KWIZ #69, 6.10.44.
- 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.