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ID number 019131
Collection Photograph
Object types
  • Black & white;
  • Landscape;
Place made Japan: Tokyo Bay
Date made 2 September 1945
Physical description
  • Black & white;
  • Landscape;


General Sir Thomas Blamey (at the table) about to sign the surrender document on behalf of Australia. Behind General Blamey are the other members of the Australian delegation. The signing took place on board Admiral Nimitz's flagship USS Missouri. Allied delegations are lined up behind their delegation leader waiting their turn to sign the surrender document. Left to right: Admiral Chester W. Nimitz, US; General Hsu Yung-Chang, Nationalist Chinese; Admiral Sir Bruce Fraser, UK; Lt Gen K. N. Derevyanko, Soviet Union; Colonel L. Moore-Cosgrove, Canada; Gen B. J. Le Clerc, France; Admiral Conrad Helfrich, Netherlands; Air Vice Marshal Isitt, New Zealand. In the foreground is the Japanese General Yoshijiro Umezo and Mr Mamoru Shigemitsu (hand to head), the signatories for Japan.