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Canton Island would make a great air base in the Pacific, June 13 1937

Relay of message from HMS Wellington informing Admiralty et al. that Canton Island would make a great air base, and also suggests that US recognise this as well which is why they are diputing British sovereignty.
Item Type: Telegram
Date: 13 June 1937
Title of document: Canton Island would make a great air base in the Pacific
Recipients: Luke, Harry Charles (High Commissioner for the Western Pacific and Governor of Fiji)
Places: Europe > Northern Europe > United Kingdom
Oceania > Micronesia > *British Western Pacific Territories (British colony) [SOME ISLANDS UNDER DISPUTE BETWEEN UK AND USA]
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Reference: CO 323/ 1455/ 28 - Trans-Pacific to New Zealand: exploration of Pacific Islands and possible aircraft bases
URI: http://archive.atlantic-archive.org/id/eprint/1260
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