|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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With Allied delegations in the background and facing the Japanese officials across the table and ...
With Allied delegations in the background and facing the Japanese officials across the table and General (Gen) Douglas MacArthur at the microphone, Gen Sir Thomas Blamey, Australia, seats himself at the table before signing the surrender document. Behind him are representative officer from Australia, left to right: Lieutenant General (Lt Gen) F. H. Berryman; Air Vice Marshal W. D. N. Bostock; Rear Admiral G. D. Moore, and Lieutenant Colonel D. H. Dwyer. The 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 are the Japanese signatories, General Yoshijiro Umezo and Mr Mamoru Shigemitsu, the Foreign Minister.