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Parent Collaboration Between Japan, Germany and Italy Volume III
Date 23 February 1940
Language English
Collection Tavenner Papers & IMTFE Official Records
Box Box 15
Folder Japan, Germany, Italy Collaboration Vol 3
Repository University of Virginia Law Library
"Copy "Berlin, 26 April 1939 Diplogerma TOP Secret Telegram in Cipher (Secret Cipher Process) Tokyo "No. 136 Most UrgentI Exclusively for the Ambassador personallyl "Top secret discussions between Berlin, Rome and Tokyo on the conclusion of a defensive alliance have been in progress for some time. They have for special reasons and in accordance with agreements made with the other partners been conducted outside usual diplomatic channels. "In the summer of 1938 General OSHIMA, stilly military attache at that time, gave the information that the time had come in the opinion of the Japanese Army to conclude a general defensive alliance between Germany, Italy and Japan. He gave the contents of the alliance pact as follows: "1.) Consultation of the three powers in case one of them should get into political difficulties; "2.) Political and economic support in case one of the three powers should be threatened from outside; "3.) Granting of help and assistance in one of the three powers should be attacked without provocation by another power.