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Evacuation of British nationals from China in event of war with Japan

Citation: Howe, Robert George (1939) Evacuation of British nationals from China in event of war with Japan. No Publisher. (Unpublished)

Cover note and letter in which the Foreign Secretary, Halifax agrees with Sir Herbert Phillips that evacuation of British nationals from Shanghai would be impracticable, and agrees with Mr. Broadmead that local British communities in China would have to remain in place. It also suggests consultating over this matter with the French and American governments.

Additional Information: Creators: Robert George Howe (UK Foreign Office Official); Recipients: ? (UK Assistant Under-Secretary of State in Foreign Office); Writing format: Print;
Creators: Howe, Robert George and
Subjects: Politics
History
Keywords: Despatch, Japan, *Tientsin (Japanese concession), China, United Kingdom, United of States of America, *Shanghai (French concession), *Shanghai (International concession), France,
Divisions: Institute of Latin American Studies
Collections: Atlantic Archive: UK-US Relations in an Age of Global War 1939-1945
Dates:
  • 4 May 1939 (completed)
References: TNA Reference: FO 115/ 3420 - Chinese Safety of British Nationals; Project Record ID: A00001249;

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