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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

Citation: Cavendish-Bentinck, Victor Frederick William (1939) Discussion with Counsellor of the US Embassy, London Herschel Johnson regarding British promise to assist the Liberian government should it be attacked. No Publisher. (Unpublished)

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.

Additional Information: Creators: Victor Frederick William Cavendish-Bentinck (Chairman of the UK Joint Intelligence Committee); Recipients: Ronald Charles Lindsay (UK Ambassador to US); Writing format: Print;
Creators: Cavendish-Bentinck, Victor Frederick William and
Subjects: Politics
History
Keywords: Despatch, United Kingdom, United of States of America, France, Germany, Liberia, *Sierra Leone (British colony and protectorate), *French West Africa (French colony),
Divisions: Institute of Latin American Studies
Collections: Atlantic Archive: UK-US Relations in an Age of Global War 1939-1945
Dates:
  • 18 July 1939 (completed)
References: TNA Reference: FO 115/ 3420 - Germany Activities in Africa; Project Record ID: A00001288;

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