Japanese surrender in the Forbidden City, Peking, 10 October 1945

Japanese surrender in the Forbidden City, Peking, 10 October 1945


University of Bristol - Historical Photographs of China reference number: JS03-43. Photograph taken at the official surrender of the Japanese Armies of 47 Divisions in China, to the Chinese and representatives of the allied forces, in the Forbidden City, Peking (Beijing), on 10 October 1945.  John E. Stanfield, then a Major in the Royal Signals, Special Operations Executive, Force 136, witnessed the occasion, and signed the surrender documents as the representative of the British Army. A copy of this print in the Stanfield Family Collection is captioned: "THE CROWD GATHERING IN THE COURTYARD IN FRONT OF THE GRAND CORONATION PALACE IN THE FORBIDDEN CITY, WAITING FOR THE JAPANESE SURRENDER”.  See JS-s013, JS-s035, JS-s038, JS-s118, JS-s119, JS03-40, JS03-42, JS03-44, JS03-45, JS03-46, JS03-47, JS03-48, JS03-49, JS04-048, JS04-049, JS04-050, JS04-052, JS04-055, JS04-056, JS04-057, JS04-060, JS04-062, JS04-063.

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Surrender in the Forbidden City 10.10.1945 Looking down from the Dragon Pavement in front of the Grand Coronation Palace onto the vast crowds of Chinese in the courtyards of the Forbidden City, come to witness the Surrender of the Japanese, FORBIDDEN CITY VAST CROWDS TO SEE THE JAPANESE SURRENDER. 10. 10. 1945.




Wednesday 10 October 1945




Black and white photograph