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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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