Surrender on Nauru Island

Accession Number F07347
Collection type Film
Measurement 8 min 37 sec
Object type To be confirmed
Physical description 35mm/b&w/silent
Maker Rintel, David Leslie
Place made Pacific Islands: Nauru
Date made 13 September 1945
Access Open
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain


On 13 September 1945, Captain Soeda, Japanese Commander on Nauru and Ocean Islands, surrendered to 2950028 (NX49) Brigadier John Rowlstone Stevenson DSO on board HMAS Diamantina. Immediately following the surrender, troops of 31/51 Australian Infantry Battalion occupied Nauru Island, ending three years of Japanese control.

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