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Diary September 13, 1945

Japanese lay down their swords
Japanese officers in Burma lay down their swords as a sign of surrender.
Diary for Thursday, September 13, 1945:

Burma

Surrender of Japanese forces at Rangoon (C-in-C General Kimura surrenders October 24, 1945).

New Guinea

Lieutenant-General Adachi of Japanese 18th Army surrenders on Worn airfield, near Wewak.

Occupied countries

Germany: British military authorities publish captured Gestapo ‘death list’ of 2,300 British and Allied notables, ranging from Churchill and the Chief Rabbi to Jacob Epstein, Noel Coward and leaders of French, Polish and Czech governments-in-exile.

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