Lord Louis Mountbatten observing the Allied Victory Parade

The Japanese Occupation in Singapore officially ended with the formal surrender ceremony held in the Municipal Building (present-day City Hall) on 12 September 1945. Lord Louis Mountbatten, Supreme Allied Commander (Southeast Asia), accepted the Japanese surrender by General Itagaki Seishirō at the event. A grand Allied Victory Parade was held following the surrender to celebrate the occasion and remind the local populace that their former colonial masters had returned.

Date/Period
12 September 1945
Region
Singapore
Dimension
Image size: 9 x 14 cm
Accession No.
1995-02764
Collection of
National Museum of Singapore
Category
Photographs and Negatives