Surrender (military)

form of surrender

Surrender is when soldiers, nations or other combatants stop fighting and eventually become prisoners of war or POW, either as individuals or when ordered to by their officers. A white flag is a common symbol of surrender. Surrender usually occurs when one side of a battle happens to be overpowered by the other and are no longer in the condition to fight any more.[1]

Surrendering British troops held at gunpoint by Japanese infantry in the Battle of Singapore.

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  1. "The legal and practical elements of surrender in international humanitarian law" (PDF). DCAF. Retrieved 20 March 2024.