AMBOINA, AMBON ISLAND 1945-09-22. OCCUPATION OF AMBOINA BY THE 33RD BRIGADE. AT BRIGADE ...

Place Asia: Netherlands East Indies, Ambon, Pulau, Ambon
Accession Number 119434
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white - Film original negative nitrate other
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
Copyright

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Description

AMBOINA, AMBON ISLAND 1945-09-22. OCCUPATION OF AMBOINA BY THE 33RD BRIGADE. AT BRIGADE HEADQUARTERS VICE ADMIRAL ICHISE, JAPANESE IMPERIAL NAVY, AND SUBORDINATE COMMANDERS BEING INTERROGATED BY DX906 BRIGADIER W. A. B. STEELE COMMANDING THE 33RD BRIGADE. THEY LATER RECEIVED INSTRUCTIONS REGARDING THEIR SURRENDER AND THE HANDING OVER OF EQUIPMENT AND WEAPONS TO THE AUSTRALIANS. THE AUSTRALIAN PARTY INCLUDED SX796 MAJOR J. K. LYNCH (BRIGADE MAJOR); VX64666 LIEUTENANT COLONEL COSTELLO (COMMANDING OFFICER 64TH BATTALION); LIEUTENANT COMMANDER H. E. WHITEBROOK (COMMANDING HMAS GLENELG); MAJOR BOLDINGH (NETHERLANDS INDIES CIVIL ADMINISTRATION) AND WX41844 CAPTAIN L. LIM (ALLIED TRANSLATOR AND INTELLIGENCE SERVICE), INTERPRETER. (PHOTOGRAPHER STAFF SERGEANT R STEWART)