Surrender to Major-General Wootten at Labuan

Unit 9 Australian Division
Accession Number F07316
Collection type Film
Measurement 2 min 12 sec
Object type To be confirmed
Physical description 35mm/b&w/silent
Maker Rainsford, Keith Carr
Place made Malaysia: Labuan
Date made 10 September 1945
Access Open
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
Copyright

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain

Description

As a result of leaflets dropped by RAAF over Sapong Estate on mainland of Borneo, contact was made with Lieutenant General Maso Baba, Supreme Commander of Japanese forces in Borneo. He was instructed to fly to Labuan and surrender to 351001 (NX7) Major General George Frederick Wootten CB CBE DSO, General Officer Commanding 9th Australian Division. Also identified: Private L Taylor, Military Police, armed with Owen gun, patrols outside Japanese general's quarters and tent where rest of Japanese party is billetted. [Scenes from No 12 onwards were shot at the silent speed of 16 frames per second.]

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