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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
"It cannot be the purpose of this report to deal definitively with the difficult and complicated questions, which the concept 'economic opening-up of North China' contains. But I have thought it my^duty to point out, that in the caleidoscopic happenings of the Japanese- Chinese conflict a decision has now been reached which confrontsGerman policy with the necessity of taking a number of different measures in this connection in order to keep up with this development. "The offices in Hankow and Hsinking have received a copy of this report by a safe way. signed Von Dirksen" (b)Document 223P, (Exhibit No. ), “Events Leading up to World War II,” p. 145: *** “February 20 /1938/. Chancellor Hitler recognized Manchukuo and expressed preference for a Japanese victory. (‘ . . . even the greatest victory gained by Japan would be infinitely less dangerous for civilization and world-peace than any success achieved by Bolshevism . . .’)”