Wewak surrender ceremonies

Unit 6 Australian Division
Accession Number F07243
Collection type Film
Measurement 12 min 59 sec
Object type To be confirmed
Physical description 35mm/b&w/silent
Maker Eastman, David Tennant Gaery
Place made New Guinea: Wewak, New Guinea: Wewak, Wewak Area, Hawain, New Guinea: Wewak, Wewak Area, Muschu Island
Date made 9 September 1945; 13 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


Activities of Japanese personnel on Muschu Island prior to surrender ceremony held on Cape Wom Airstrip, Wewak, 13th September 1945. Also surrender ceremony held at 1000 hours on airstrip at Wewak, 13th September 1945 before a Division Ceremonial Parade of 6th Australian Division AIF. Approximately 3,000 troops paraded. Also identified: Captain Noto Chief of the Japanese Naval Staff; MO Colonel Maruyama; Lieutenant General Adachi; 34 (VX20321, VX80578) Major General Horace Clement Hugh Robertson CBE DSO; Captain Monkura; Rear Admiral Sato.

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