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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
"Major changes in the German Army; Chancellor HITLER assumed supreme command. (General Werner von FRITSCH, t! the former chief of staff, opposed HITLER's plans for the seizure of Austria.) "Italy consented to more drastic action against submarines under Nyon patrol agreement. (At British suggestion; because of Britain's vital interest in the freedom and security of traffic in the Mediterranean.)" (7) Germany's policy of disapproval of Japanese aggression in China, as thus demonstrated, was revised shortly after the Japanese cabinet meeting of 16 January 1938. Anticipating Japanese pressure in that direction, Germany immediately with¬drew her military advisors from China, stopped delivery of war materials, recognized Manchukuo, and reoriented her policy with regard to the Sino-Japanese conflict. Consequently, a new chapter in the war and in German-Japanese relations was destined to begin. Proof (a)Document 1276, (Exhibit No ): "Pol. VIII Work Example Copy Germany Embassy T. W. O. 3/4/38 Tokyo, 26 January 1938 Foreign Office Pol. III 336 First Appendix Political Report Secret Contents: The adaptation of German-Japanese relations to the present state of the Japanese-Chinese conflict 1. The conclusion of the mediation …Page 1 to 2 2. The China conflict and German- Japanese relations … 3 to 4