Surrender ceremony on board HMS Glory

Accession Number F07301
Collection type Film
Measurement 3 min 58 sec
Object type To be confirmed
Physical description 35mm/b&w/silent
Maker Wood, Frederick Sydney
Place made Pacific Islands: Bismarck Archipelago, New Britain
Date made 6 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


On 6 September 1945, Japanese General Imamura and Vice Admiral Kusaka embarked on the aircraft carrier HMS Glory which was riding in St George's Channel, between New Britain and New Ireland. At a ceremony held on the flght deck of the carrier later the same day, these two Japanese officers signed a Surrender Document surrendering approximately 139,000 Japanese to Lieutenant General 31 (NX35000) Vernon Ashton Hobart Sturdee CB CBE DSO, General Officer Commanding 1st Australian Army. After the actual signing, a conference was held between Australian and Japanese officers. Corsairs of the Royal Navy flew constant patrols from HMS Glory.

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