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Details on British and US correspondence regarding both claims for Pacific island sovereignty

Citation: Illegible (1940) Details on British and US correspondence regarding both claims for Pacific island sovereignty. No Publisher. (Unpublished)

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.

Additional Information: Creators: Illegible (UK Embassy Official to US);
Creators: Illegible, and
Subjects: Politics
History
Keywords: Notes, United Kingdom, United of States of America, *British Western Pacific Territories (British colony) [SOME ISLANDS UNDER DISPUTE BETWEEN UK AND USA],
Divisions: Institute of Latin American Studies
Collections: Atlantic Archive: UK-US Relations in an Age of Global War 1939-1945
Dates:
  • 26 December 1940 (completed)
References: TNA Reference: FO 115/ 3421 - Pacific Islands (Certain) Part II; Project Record ID: A00001484; Related Record IDs: A00001490, A00001491, A00001492, A00001493, A00001494;

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