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Actions to be taken by the British garrisons in Shanghai and Tientsin if Japan attacks, August 24 1939

Correspondence from the Foreign Office (A00001244) concerning actions to be taken by the British garrisons in Shanghai and Tientsin if the Japanese threaten these settlements or are at war with the British. It also includes discussion on disclosing instructions to US military if Japanese troops enter Tientsin, Japanese numerical superiority precluding effective resistance, and Japanese aggression serving as a casus belli, precipitating war in Europe.
Item Type: Despatch
Date: 24 August 1939
Title of document: Actions to be taken by the British garrisons in Shanghai and Tientsin if Japan attacks
Authors or Creators: Clarke, Ashley (UK Foreign Office Official)
Recipients: Lindsay, Ronald Charles (UK Ambassador to US)
Places: Asia > Eastern Asia > Japan
Asia > Eastern Asia > *Tientsin (Japanese concession)
Asia > Eastern Asia > China
Europe > Northern Europe > United Kingdom
The Americas > North America > United of States of America
Asia > Eastern Asia > *Shanghai (French concession)
Asia > Eastern Asia > *Shanghai (International concession)
Europe > Western Europe > France
Reference: FO 115/ 3420 - Chinese Safety of British Nationals
URI: http://archive.atlantic-archive.org/id/eprint/637
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