End of Empire100 days in 1945 that changed Asia and the world.

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  • Japanese in Singapore begin constructing internment camp

    20 August 1945. Representatives from the military and the newly formed civilian ‘Japanese Association’ select a site for an internment camp where Japanese civilians in Syonan can await repatriation. Japanese propaganda papers announce publically that Japan has surrendered, printing the imperial rescript on surrender in its entirety.

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    Construction of Kondor barracks, Malaya, [Netherlands National Archives](http://en.nationaalarchief.nl/)