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108 Mr S. M. Bruce, High Commissioner in London, to Mr J. A. Lyons, Prime Minister

Cablegram 139 LONDON, 18 November 1937, 6.41 p.m.


For Prime Minister: External Affairs telegram No. 138 [1]:

Some doubt now exists as to whether the Japanese Ambassador at
London [2] was correctly informed as to the attitude of his
Government. Steps now being taken to check the position through
the British and American Ambassadors. [3] If the Japanese
Ambassador's view confirmed, procedure will be down the lines of
Department's cable No. 138, with the addition that, even if
acceptance of parties not obtained before reassembly, Conference
should not proceed but allow further time for Anglo-American


1 Document 107.

2 Shigeru Yoshida.

3 Sir Robert Craigie and Joseph C. Grew respectively.

[AA : A981, CHINA 116]
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