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Details on British and US correspondence regarding both claims for Pacific island sovereignty, December 26 1940

Details on British and US correspondence regarding both claims for Pacific island sovereignty, including the Phoenix and Line islands. Of particular importance is the British recognition that the US are claiming sovereignty on more islands than was previously realised. Suggestion is that US claims for further islands is to counter the possible defeat of the British in the war and the right for the victors to claim sovereignty thus rendering the Pacific side of the US in danger.
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