National Patron
His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd)

Japanese Forces In Dutch Borneo
Copy of the Instrument of Surrender.

This document has hung in the home of Tasmanian member (Margaret Hughes) for many years and she felt that others with an interest in military history might like to see it.

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  • Photo Inset Captions (From top to bottom.)
  • P.T.377 of U.S.N. with Japanese Admiral Kamada, two staff offices and an interpreter,alongside H.M.A.S. Burdekin, 8 September 1945.
  • Admiral Kamada listening to the terms of surrender.
  • Admiral Kamada accepts terms and hands over sword to Major General Milford, Commander Seventh Australian Division.
  • Admiral Kamada signs Instrument of Surrender.
  • H.M.A.S. Burdekin.

Anyone who would like a full size (x3) copy of this photo, please Dave Barton.

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