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Color film of Japanese General Yoshijiro Umezu, Chief of the Army General Staff, signing the Instruments of Surrender. September 2, 1945

posted on April 14, 2009 at 12:06 PM


In this short silent film, Japanese General Yoshijiro Umezu, Chief of the Army General Staff, signs both copies of the Instrument of Surrender. When the ceremony was completed, one copy was given to the representatives of the Japanese Imperial Government and the other copy was sent back to the United States.

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