|Unit||United States Navy ships|
|Object type||Black & white, Landscape|
|Physical description||Black & white, Landscape|
|Place made||Japan: Tokyo Bay|
|Date made||2 September 1945|
Second World War, 1939-1945
Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain
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General Sir Thomas Blamey (at the table) about to sign the surrender document on behalf of ...
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.