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English: February 15, 1942. Battle of Singapore, British Surrender. Lt.-Gen. Yamashita (seated, centre) thumps the table with his fist to emphasize his terms -- unconditional surrender. Lt.-Gen. Percival sits between his officers, his clenched hand to his mouth. (Photo from Imperial War Museum)

This photograph was created in Singapore during British colonial time. It has great historic and educational value for independent Singapore.

In addition, the copyright of the photograph may be expired. In Singapore, copyright expired after 50 years. In UK, photographs taken before 1955 are in public domain.

This photograph is taken in 1942 and has exceeded sixty years. This photograph is also found in the Singapore National Archive, the majority of the content there is Public Domain. Either way, it is Public domain.

Source: Imperial War Museum

Date 4 January 2007 (first version); 8 May 2005 (last version)
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Public domain This artistic work created by the United Kingdom Government is in the public domain.

This is because it is one of the following:

  1. It is a photograph created by the United Kingdom Government and taken prior to 1 June 1957; or
  2. It was commercially published prior to 1963; or
  3. It is an artistic work other than a photograph or engraving (e.g. a painting) which was created by the United Kingdom Government prior to 1963.

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