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22 Feb 1946

Hawaii Malaya
  • General Seishiro Itagaki formally surrendered the Japanese Seventh Area Army to Lieutenant General F. W. Messervy at a ceremony in Kuala Lumpur, Selangor, Malaya. ww2dbase [Seishiro Itagaki | Kuala Lumpur, Selangor | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 22 Feb 1946
Lieutenant General F. W. Messervy of Malaya Command receiving the sword of General Itagaki of Japanese 7th Area Army at a formal ceremony of surrender, Victoria Institution, Kuala Lumpur, Malaya, 22 Feb 1946

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