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

Cablegram unnumbered GENEVA, 27 September 1937, 11.29 p.m.


Attended meeting of the Advisory Committee today. After full
statement by the Chinese delegate' reiterating and amplifying the
previous statement United Kingdom moved, with French support, that
whilst general consideration of the position must await further
meeting, question of the bombing of open towns so serious and
urgent matter should be dealt with forthwith. After some
discussion, resolution expressing solemn condemnation unanimously
approved. As given to the Press and no doubt cabled to Australia,
unnecessary to set out. Meeting then adjourned till tomorrow when
general discussion will take place. As neither United Kingdom nor
France yet decided their attitude, impossible forecast how
position will develop save that probable attitude of United States
will be determining factor.

1 Dr Wellington Koo.

[AA : A981, CHINA 114, ix]
Last Updated: 11 September 2013
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