When did the japanese surrender to the british?
The British & Commonwealth forces surrendered at Singapore largely because of the swiftness & surprise in the attacks by the Japanese in the Malay peninsula. Hugely stretched by the potential war in Europe & the actual war against the Axis in North Africa the British lacked the resources to defend the Far East against Japanese aggression. With hindsight it might be argued that surrender was premature, but even then defeat was surely inevitable in the…
They were losing air superiority and they thought they were going to lose. They could have won if they did not surrender. The Japanese were running low on supplies, especially ammunition. They were actually worried whether they were going to win. But, if the British did not surrender, Singapore would most likely now, be still a British colony. :) Hope this answered your question.
Who accepted the surrender of Japanese troops in southern Vietnam following the end of World War 2 and rearmed the French?
nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo This was in distinct contrast to the British and Anzac forces, who demanded senior officers surrender their swords in front of assembled Japanese soldiers. Slim in his autobiography stated the reasoning as 'We wanted no WW1 mythology of the 'undefeated Japanese Army' - public surrender emphasised their military defeat.