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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
"II• Conversation with the Fuehrer* "The conversation with the Fuehrer ran quite similarly to that with the Reichs Foreign Minister. In connection with TERAUCHI's congratulations, the Fuehrer talked more extremely about the reasons for Germany's advance against Poland, about the teamwork of the various weapons in the Polish war and about the success of the German Army. Regarding German-Japanese relations the Fuehrer said the same as the Reichs Foreign Minister, almost word by word. "The Reichs Foreign Minister and those mentioned under I. were present. "III. Conversation of the German Foreign Minister after dinner. "At 7530 o'clock the Reichs Foreign Minister gave a dinner for Count TERAUCHI, at which also Major General KEITEL took part. After the meal the German Foreign Minister again took up the political conversa¬tion with TERAUCHI. He enlarged upon the statements "under No. I above, and then spoke about the German-Russian Non-Aggression Pact. He said that the necessity of a German and a Japanese understanding with Russia had been clear to him for a long time, and that he would have strived for it even in the case of the conclusion of a German-Japanese-Italian Pact. This he had already said to OSHIMA more than a year ago and he /OSHIMA/ had, probably, reported it to Tokyo. In the meantime he