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Report on Congressional debate on the Neutrality Bill

Citation: Kerr, Philip Henry (1940) Report on Congressional debate on the Neutrality Bill. No Publisher. (Unpublished)

Covering letter and report on Congressional debate on the Neutrality Bill. Details of comprehensive report include Senators Pittman and Conally speaking in support, Borah and Vandenberg against, discussion on post-war plans, involvement of the Foreign Relations Committee, and a "90 days credit" provision. It also includes discussion of public opinion against US participation in the war, issues of shipping, the West Indian islands, and perceptions of Adolf Hitler, along with suspected 'anti-British bias', the Argentine claim on the Falkland Islands and the proposal by Senator Taft to place $20 million limit on funds to belligerent nations. There is also a discussion of a list of proposed amendments and criticism of Molotov and the Soviet Union.

Additional Information: Creators: Philip Henry Kerr (UK Ambassador to US); Recipients: Edward Frederick Lindley Wood (UK Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs); Writing format: Print;
Creators: Kerr, Philip Henry and
Subjects: Politics
History
Keywords: Despatch, United of States of America,
Divisions: Institute of Latin American Studies
Collections: Atlantic Archive: UK-US Relations in an Age of Global War 1939-1945
Dates:
  • 9 January 1940 (completed)
References: TNA Reference: FO 115/ 3421 - Neutrality U.S. Part I; Project Record ID: A00001470; Related Record IDs: A00001460, A00001461, A00001462, A00001463, A00001465, A00001467, A00001468, A00001469;

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