INSTRUMENT OF SURRENDER OF JAPANESE FORCES IN NEW GUINEA, NEW BRITAIN, NEW IRELAND, BOUGAINVILLE ...

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INSTRUMENT OF SURRENDER OF JAPANESE FORCES IN NEW GUINEA, NEW BRITAIN, NEW IRELAND, BOUGAINVILLE AND ADJACENT ISLANDS. THE INSTRUMENT WAS SIGNED BY THE COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF OF THE JAPANESE IMPERIAL SOUTHEASTERN ARMY IN THE PRESENCE OF THE GENERAL-OFFICER-COMMANDING THE FIRST AUSTRALIAN ARMY. THE SIGNING TOOK PLACE ON BOARD HMS GLORY, OFF RABAUL, ON 1945-09-06. THIS COPY WAS MADE ON 1958-03-19.