A Splendid Little Colony: British Singapore 1819 - 1963

British Surrender at Singapore

A painting by the Japanese artist Miyamoto Saburo, immortalising the famous scene at 5 pm on Sunday 15th February 1942 when the British surrender party led by General Percival (on right) marched with their Japanese escort to meet General Yamashita at the Ford factory along Bukit Timah Road.

The personnel in the painting were: (Left to Right) Major Cyril Wild (carrying white flag) interpreter; Brigadier T. K. Newbigging (carrying the Union flag) Chief Administrative Officer, Malaya Command; Lieutenant-Colonel Ichiji Sugita; Brigadier K. S. Torrance, Brigadier General Staff Malaya Command; Lieutenant General Arthur Percival, General Officer Commanding, Malaya Command.

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