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Singapore in the merger years: from the Japanese surrender to its entry into the Federation of Malaya

Singapore, Lee Kuan Yew, Tunku Abduhl Rahman

Japan’s surrender and the return of Singapore under British control loading… On August the 15th, 1945 the Emperor of Japan  Hirohito announced the declaration of unconditional surrender1 and therefore the Japanese General Seishiro Hitagachi, lieutenant in charge of Singapore, on September the 2nd of the same year signed the documents of Japanese surrender in front of the British admiral Lord Louis Mountbatten, who at that time was the supreme commander of allied forces in Southeast Asia2. Since April the…

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