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Army Council discussions regarding the impact of war with Japan in China, May 19 1939

Army Council discussions regarding the impact of war with Japan in China. It includes the Council's position on British nationals in China, the need to consult with teh French and American governments on this matter, withdrawal of French and British garrisons in Northern China in an event of war, request US protection of British nationals through internment, the British military have been directed to not offer resistance to Japanese aggression, and the conditions in which US actions could lead to an alliance with Britain in the war.
Item Type: Despatch
Date: 19 May 1939
Title of document: Army Council discussions regarding the impact of war with Japan in China
Authors or Creators: Lambert, E. W. (UK Foreign Office Official)
Recipients: Cadogan, Alexander (UK Permanent Under Secretaries of State for Foreign Affairs)
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/641
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