|Parent||Collaboration Between Japan, Germany and Italy - Volume II|
|Date||25 November 1941|
|Collection||Tavenner Papers & IMTFE Official Records|
|Folder||Japan, Germany, Italy Collaboration Vol 2|
|Repository||University of Virginia Law Library|
"4. The Italian Ambassador was given information by the Foreign Minister. Copy to Hankow DIRKSEN" (b)(1) Document I269A, (Exhibit No. ): "Telegram (Secret Cipher Process) "Hankow, 11 January 1938 6:10 p.m. Arrived, 11 January 1938 3:30 p.m. No. 16 of 11/1 TOP SECRET ! Attention! "I have received telegram No. 13 from Tokyo today. I hesitate to inform the Chinese without instructions from there. The Japanese seem now to be altering for the second time their statements which were issued through us, although the telegram is not quite clear. "Transmission of such altered statements is considered here as a 'dirty trick' which the Japanese are even playing on us, and we are losing face with the Chinese through this. "Copy to Tokyo. /s/ TRAUTMANN /added is a handwritten note./ "Lack of clearness noticed also here. Do not delay transmission if situation is tense. Trust that, by regulation language, suspicion will be eliminated, as if Mm (4 words illegible) Tokyo."