Before the war, the area was popular among Americans as a Hill station to escape the heat and disease of the lowland tropics.Conditions for internees at Camp Holmes were generally better than at other internment camps in the Philippines, although shortages of food and medicine and crowded living conditions were problems.
An internment camp was a type of prison where members of enemy people groups were confined, whether or not they had committed actual crimes.
During World War II on Earth, the United States imprisoned its Japanese-American population in internment camps such as Manzanar.
Based on this historical experience, Captain Jonathan Archer decided to liberate a Tandaran internment camp called Detention Complex 26.
The Tandarans established such camps during their conflict with the Suliban Cabal in the 2150s and interned Suliban there, regardless whether those were aligned with the Cabal or not.
The camps were defended by phase cannons and Tandaran patrol ships, but the camp itself was not protected from unauthorized transporter activity.
Camp Holmes Internment Camp, also known as Camp #3 and Baguio Internment Camp, near Baguio in the Philippines was established in World War II by the Japanese to intern civilians from countries hostile to Japan.The camp housed about 500 civilians, mostly Americans, between April 1942 and December 1944 when the internees were moved to Bilibid Prison in Manila.Camp Holmes was a Philippine Constabulary base before World War II and later was renamed Camp Bado Dangwa and became a base for the Philippine National Police.It is located near what is now the Halsema Highway.The American military base of Camp John Hay in Baguio was the first place in the Philippines bombed by the Japanese on December 8, 1941.On December 27, Japanese forces captured Baguio virtually unopposed by American and Filipino forces.