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We Intend to Cease Fighting – A Japanese Unit Surrender, May 1945, New Guinea.

Anyone who has done some cursory reading about the Second World War in the Pacific will know that for the Japanese soldier, surrendering to their enemy was not an officially sanctioned option. While the surrender of individuals and small groups certainly occurred, it was unusual for units of Japanese to lay down their arms on the order of

Roof Missing – Bloody Australians!

The above title may unfairly make light of the issue, but damage to civilian premises or property by troops – intentional or otherwise – and compensation for the same was an aspect of the First World War on the Western Front (France and Belgium) that deservedly received official attention, not the least because, one supposes, civilians who felt