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Discussion with Counsellor of the US Embassy, London Herschel Johnson regarding British promise to assist the Liberian government should it be attacked, July 18 1939

Discussion with Counsellor of the US Embassy, London Herschel Johnson regarding the British promise to assist the Liberian government should it be attacked by an aggressor. Johnson was told that there were 110 German nationals in Liberia, working as shipping agents and traders, and that the British saw no reason as to why the Germans would attack Liberia. French government offers to lend Liberian government a battalion of colonial infantry but Liberian government refuses. Liberian Government supposedly refused because it did not want the USG to believe it wanted to be a French Protectorate.
Item Type: Despatch
Date: 18 July 1939
Title of document: Discussion with Counsellor of the US Embassy, London Herschel Johnson regarding British promise to assist the Liberian government should it be attacked
Authors or Creators: Cavendish-Bentinck, Victor Frederick William (Chairman of the UK Joint Intelligence Committee)
Recipients: Lindsay, Ronald Charles (UK Ambassador to US)
Places: Europe > Northern Europe > United Kingdom
The Americas > North America > United of States of America
Europe > Western Europe > France
Europe > Western Europe > Germany
Africa > Western Africa > Liberia
Africa > Western Africa > *Sierra Leone (British colony and protectorate)
Africa > Western Africa > *French West Africa (French colony)
Reference: FO 115/ 3420 - Germany Activities in Africa
URI: http://archive.atlantic-archive.org/id/eprint/678
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