Keijo, Korea. 1945. Surrender ceremony inside the throne room of Government House building, ...

Place Asia: Korea
Accession Number 019263
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white, Landscape
Physical description Black & white, Landscape
Date made 1945
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
Copyright

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain

Description

Keijo, Korea. 1945. Surrender ceremony inside the throne room of Government House building, Keijo, Korea. This ceremony marked the end of 40 years of Japanese domination of the country. Koreans were obviously delighted by their liberation. At the ceremony the Japanese were seated opposite General Hodge and Admiral Kinkaid and their staff officers. Seated, leaning forward at table, left, Gisabure Yamaguchi, Commander in charge of Chinkai Naval Station and Commander of Japanese Naval Forces in Korea, central seated figure is the Japanese Governor General of Korea, Nobiuki Abe, a former premier of Japan. Nearest camera is Yoshio Suzuki, Japanese Army Commander in Korea.

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