> But am I to interpret from your reply Nuyt that this is them leaving a camp in the early war years? Or after being liberated? Japs certainly look pretty ‘kowtowed’ to me for being early in war is all. That is, I interpreted this pic to war’s end, after surrender. >
I think Nuyt is rather clear when he writes “they both enter
a JP internment camp.” If he isn’t, the Japanese in the background are clearly armed, the officer wearing his katana and the other ranks holding rifles. Ergo, the high-ranking Dutchmen are shown as they begin
There is a leftward cropping of the same photo on-line, showing the two Dutchmen preceded—i.e., escorted—by Japanese soldiers as they enter the camp. The best quality one is a Gettyimage. To access it, click on
Finally, a poorer quality variant of the same photo is accompanied by this cutline: “Governor-General Tjarda Starkenborgh Stachouwer and General Hein ter Poorten brought into an internment camp; the two capitulated to invading Japanese forces on 9 March 1942, leading to a three-year-long occupation.”
‘Fraid there ain’t no ambiguity there, bro.