General Sun Lianzhong signing Japanese surrender documents, 10 October 1945

General Sun Lianzhong signing Japanese surrender documents, 10 October 1945

Collection

Stanfield Family

Identifier

JS-s038

Notes

University of Bristol - Historical Photographs of China reference number: JS-s038.  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: "GENERAL SUN LIEN CHUNG, CHINESE WAR ZONE COMMANDER, RECEIVES THE SURRENDER IN FRONT OF THE GRAND CORONATION PALACE , PEKING."  See JS-s013, JS-s035, JS-s118, JS-s119, JS03-40, JS03-42, JS03-43, 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, JS04-059, JS04-060, JS04-062, JS04-063.

Location

Beijing

Estimated Date

1945-10-10T00:00:00Z

Material

Paper

Media

Black and white photograph

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