[Editor: This single-sided leaflet was distributed to Allied military personnel to commemorate the surrender of the Second Japanese Army on 9 September 1945, during the Second World War (1939-1945).]
[Surrender souvenir leaflet]
9th September, 1945
Issued to members of the Allied Forces at Morotai on the occasion of the surrender of the Second Japanese Army.
T A Blamey
Dimensions (approximate): 159 mm. (width), 117 mm. (height).
The leaflet was printed on one side (the reverse side was blank).
Another example of General Blamey’s signature can be seen on the website of the Australian War Memorial.
See: “Cairo, Egypt. The specimen signature of the General-Officer-Commanding A.I.F. (Middle East)”, Australian War Memorial
T. A. Blamey = Thomas Albert Blamey (1884-1951); an officer in the Australian Army during the First World War (1914-1918), reaching the rank of brigadier general; Chief Commissioner of the Victoria Police 1925-1936; was made lieutenant general at the start of the Second World War (1939-1945), subsequently he was made Commander-in-Chief of the Australian military forces; in 1950 he was promoted to the rank of field marshal