War Office: South East Asia Command British Army Aid Group, China: Microfiche Copies
This series consists of a microfilm copy of the records of the British Army Aid Group (BAAG), set up during the Second World War to organise escapes from prisoner of war camps in Hong Kong and famine relief and medical aid in China.
The British Army Aid Group (BAAG) was a military escape and evasion organisation in China from 1942 to 1945, working first from Kukong and after August 1943 from Kweilin. It set up a special operations and intelligence network to the prison camps of Hong Kong primarily to organise escape routes for PoWs. As part of MI9 it reported to the Directorate of Military Intelligence (DMI), GHQ in New Delhi. It also organised famine relief and medical aid in China.
The Kweilin headquarters were evacuated before the Japanese advanced in 1944 and operations were then organised from Kunming. After the Japanese surrender BAAG moved to Hong Kong where it was disbanded on 31 December 1945.
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