My curiousity was piqued by an IWM tweet today of a film clip, dated 2/3/1946, of Dutch troops landing on Bali, being met by a small group of Japanese and a few civilians: https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/1060034738 The IWM description refers to: The naval craft were Royal Navy. A March 1946 surrender? I appreciate the Allies were busy elsewhere in the Dutch East Indies (Java notably), French Indo-China and other places. The official surrender was in September 1945. The IWM have three other film clips for this peaceful action and one for the official Japanese surrender on 7/3/1946. One reason for the lack of (my) knowledge was that only in 1996 were official UK 'Top Secret' records released, discovered by a RN veteran of the operation - who was very persistent. One sample passage: From: BBC - WW2 People's War - British Naval Top Secret Operation - Dutch Landings and Re-occupation of Bali and Lombok - Chapter 2 For a more Indonesian / Bali focused account try: Bali at War: The Struggle for Independence by Bill Dalton – Bali Advertiser I am sure there is more online, but lunch beckons and work resumes afterwards.