British Army Aid Group Drawings
10 September 2010 – 16 March 2011
After the fall of Hong Kong into Japanese hands in 1941, Colonel (later Sir) Lindsay Ride was briefly detained at Sham Shui Po Prisoner-of-war Camp, but later escaped. He walked past Shatin and reached Sai Kung. With the help of the Chinese guerrillas, he took a sampan and left Hong Kong waters to Shayuchung, the north coast of Mirs Bay. Then, Colonel Ride further made his way through Waichow (Huizhou) and arrived at Kukong (Qujiang; today's Shaoguan), the wartime capital of Guangdong Province, where he founded the British Army Aid Group (BAAG). The organisation offered assistance to the prisoners-of-war in Hong Kong in escaping from Japanese captivity, and successfully organised a network of agents for collecting military intelligence which contributed much to the final victory of the Allied Powers.