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

Cablegram unnumbered LONDON [1], 4 November 1937, 7.50 p.m.


Session of Conference [2] held this afternoon. It is now almost
certain that small committee will be appointed to study the
Japanese reply to the Belgian invitation and to try to establish
contact with Japan and China with a view to the possibility of
offering good offices. The appointment of the Committee is held up
at present owing to difficulty of agreement
regarding the number of members-three or five.


1 The cablegram is headed 'From the High Commissioner, London',
but it appears from the text that it was actually sent from
Brussels. Bruce attended meetings on 4, 5 and 6 November; there
were adjournments 6 to 9 November, 10 to 12 November, 14 to 21
November. Bruce probably returned to London for the first two
adjournments, and definitely did so for the last one.

2 The Brussels Conference on the Sino-Japanese dispute.

[AA : A981, CHINA 116]
Last Updated: 11 September 2013
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