Bouncing off from my previous blog posting about Baptist University’s storymap website, I recently came across another new online resource which chronicles the activities of the British Army Aid Group (BAAG), the MI9 in China ‘who did the best things in the worst of times’. The Elizabeth Ride Archive aims to document the activities of the war-time organisation through the papers collected and described by Elizabeth Ride, Sir Lindsay Ride’s daughter, who has devoted her life to publicising and disseminating this history. Here you’ll find information about Allied strategy, speeches and diaries from Sir Lindsay, as well as memoirs and war stories from the Hong Kong Defence Volunteer Corps, including recollections from a Portuguese Captain; a Chinese Private, and this British signalman.
The BAAG / Elizabeth Ride papers are duplicated and fragmented around the world, and can be accessed primarily in Australia, Britain and Hong Kong. The website has a handy finding aid showing which collections are available where.