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3.7.42

Vote of censure defeated 475-25. This figure means that there were very few abstentions. The same trick as usual – the debate twisted into a demand for a vote of confidence on Churchill himself, which has to be given, since … Continue reading

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30.5.42

Almost every day in the neighbourhood of Upper Regent Street one can see a tiny, elderly, very yellow Japanese, with a face like a suffering monkey’s, walking slowly along with an enormous policeman walking beside him. On some days they … Continue reading

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29.8.39.

Foreign & General 1. N. Henderson has returned to Berlin with Brit. Gov.t’s reply & Parliament meets this afternoon when presumably the affair will be elucidated. 2. E[mergency].P[owers]. Act coming into force. Admiralty has not only assumed control of the … Continue reading

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24.8.39.

Foreign & General 1. Russo-German Pact signed. Terms given in Berlin (File War etc.)[1] suggest close pact & no “escape” clause. This evening’s radio news gives confirmation in Moscow in same terms. Official statement from Moscow that “enemies of both … Continue reading

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21.8.39.

Foreign & General 1. Fresh enquiries by American I.P.O. indicates that the number of people believing U.S.A. would be involved in world war has greatly increased (to about 75%). Number thinking U.S.A. would send troops to Europe still only 25%. … Continue reading

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18.8.39.

Foreign & General 1. M.G. diplomatic correspondent considers Spain will almost certainly remain neutral in case of war. The new cabinet balances the soldiers fairly evenly against the Falangists. Manchester Guardian Weekly [a] Social 1. Appears now fairly certain that … Continue reading

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27.7.39.

Foreign & General 1. More fighting on Manchukuo border. Japanese said to be contemplating blockade of Russian half of Sakhalin. Daily Telegraph [a] 2. French-British-Russian staff talks being arranged for. Question of Baltic states apparently unsettled. Daily Telegraph [b] 3. … Continue reading

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26.7.39.

Foreign & General 1. General impression in world press that Gt. Britain has climbed down in Tokyo agreement. Daily Telegraph [a] 2. Another demonstration flight of 240 aeroplanes over France. Joint French-British aeroplane production now claimed to equal German. Daily … Continue reading

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25.7.39.

Foreign & General 1. Brit-Japanese agreement very vaguely worded but amounts to climbing down on Britain’s part as in effect it amounts to a promise not to help Chinese. Chamberlain denies any alteration in British policy. Daily Telegraph [a] 2. … Continue reading

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24.7.39.

Foreign & General 1. The conversation with Wohltat was held by R.S. Hudson (Overseas Trade) who reported to the P.M. following day. Obviously the affair has been allowed to leak out intentionally. Italian press reported as suggesting that this (tie-up … Continue reading

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