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AWAITING ORDERS

IN SOUTH-EAST ASIA No Signs Of Japanese Surrendering Rec. 10 a.m. LONDON, Aug. 14. Admiral Louis Mountbatten, Allied Supreme Commander in Sputh-east Asia has returned to his headquarters at Kandy, Ceylon, from conferences at Potsdam and London. He is ready to convert his invasion forces into occupational troops and accept Japanese surrenders m South-east Asia and the East Indies Admiral Mountbatten s Chief of Staff, Lieutenant-General F. A. Browning, at a Press conference, declared that so far there was not the slightest indication anywhere in the South-east Asia area that the Tananese were surrendering. Hundreds of thousands of Japanese m that theatre might continue to fight nn after a surrender by the Japanese Government, refusing .to fay down their arms unti an order hiarine the Emperor s seal had been ronveved to the field commanders However, plans had been prepared to meet all contingencies. . i„KS? er wi'°' a sartoS not know what their health will s Wn India.or Austrah , y has ing Standard. , Lans for the repatriation of «ga? Ut are so far very confidential.

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AWAITING ORDERS, Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 192, 15 August 1945

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AWAITING ORDERS Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 192, 15 August 1945

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