Yamashita surrenders

Accession Number F01680
Collection type Film
Measurement 3 min 41 sec
Object type Actuality footage
Physical description 35mm/b&w/silent
Maker Bagnall, Frank N
Place made Philippines: Luzon
Date made 3 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


In the mountains of Northern Luzon, General Tomoyuki Yamashita, gave himself up to Major-General. William H Gill of the United States 32nd Division, then surrendered formally at Baguio to Major-General Edmond H Leavy, Deputy Commander of United States Forces, Western Pacific. The ceremony was delayed two and a half hours so that Lieutenant-General Jonathan Wainright and Lieutenant-General A E Percival, who surrendered to Yamashita early in the war, could be present. The terms of the surrender were read, then Yamashita signed, followed by Vice Admiral Denhici Okochi, for Japanese Navy. Major-General Leavey then signed.

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