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United States congressional serial set: surrender of Italy, Germany and Japan, World War II
(1946)

Part III. Surrender of Japan,   pp. [69]-111 ff.


Page 106

command of the senior officer designated representa-
tive of the prisoners of war and civilian internees.
(c) As directed by the Supreme Commander for
the Allied Powers prisoners of war and civilian
internees will be transported to places of safety where
they can be accepted by Allied authorities.
(d) The Japanese Imperial General Headquarters
will furnish to the Supreme Commander for the
Allied Powers within (time limit) of the receipt of
this order complete lists of all United Nations pris-
oners of war and civilian internees indicating their
location.
(10) All Japanese and Japanese-controlled military
and civil authorities shall aid and assist the occupa-
tion of Japan and Japanese-controlled areas by
forces of the Allied Powers.
(11) The Japanese Imperial General Headquarters
and appropriate Japanese officials shall be prepared
on instructions from Allied occupation commanders
to collect and deliver all arms in the possession of the
Japanese civilian population.
(12) This and all subsequent instructions issued
by the Supreme Commander for the Allied forces of
other Allied military authorities will be scrupulously
and promptly obeyed by Japanese and Japanese-
controlled military and civil officials and private
persons.
Any delay or failure to comply with the provisions
of this or subsequent orders, and any action which
the Supreme Commander for the Allied Powers deter-
mines to be detrimental to the Allied Powers, will
incur drastic and summary punishment at the hands
of the Allied military authorities and the Japanese
Government.


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