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

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  • Japan’s Southern Expeditionary Army surrenders

    12 September. The formal surrender of Japanese forces in Southeast Asia to Lord Mountbatten, head of the Allied South East Asia Command, takes place at Singapore’s City Hall. With their commander, Field Marshal Terauchi Hisaichi, unable to attend for health reasons, the Japanese are represented by General Itagaki Seishirō, commander of the 7th Area Army based in Singapore.

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    Louis Mountbatten in the Municipal Building, Singapore, for the surrender ceremony