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Parent Collaboration Between Japan, Germany and Italy - Volume II
Date 25 November 1941
Language English
Collection Tavenner Papers & IMTFE Official Records
Box Box 15
Folder Japan, Germany, Italy Collaboration Vol 2
Repository University of Virginia Law Library
might have ail interest in such an alliance - the reason for this being that the army was on the borders of the U.S*S.R* » * * ttQ* Did you have an idea that probably HACK would carry these ideas back to RIBBENTROP? WA. Naturally, I thought so* However, I could not definitely give any answers, unless I knew exactly how GHQ felt* WQ* Continue with the story* WA* Subsequent to this RIBBENTROP said that he wished to see me and I met him for the very first time at HACK'S home in October of that year* At this meeting RIBBENTROP said that this was simply his own idea and he did not know how Hitler or the Government felt about it, and he said further that he believed there would be some possibility of its being put into effect. However, he asked me what the Japanese military would think about it, and I said that there was no way of knowing, so that he asked me to find out exactly how they would feel* and he asked me to communicate with the Japanese military and find out how they would feel about it* I subsequently sent the telegram to GHQ about the matter* At this time RIBBENTROP stressed the fact that this was his own personal idea and for me not to feel bad about matters in case the Geiman Government did not back him up - I said the same thing in regard to my own Government.