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General Itagaki Seishiro (1885-1948)

General Itagaki Seishiro is the bespectacled man shown in the stamp on the right. At the time of the Japanese surrender, he was the Commander-in-Chief of the Seventh Area Army in Singapore.

While the people of Singapore were jubilant that the war was finally over, there were many problems ahead: jobs, education, housing, etc. were all lacking.

Stamps: 1995 Jun     The small stamps within the large stamps show King George VI

Stamp caption: Mountbatten and Itagaki signing documents


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12 May, 2008 at 10:00 am

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