Bern, March 26, 1943

TELEGRAM RECEIVED

Special Division

Department of State

To: War Department (PMG)

         4/6/43

 

Plain,

REPRODUCED AT THE NATIONAL ARCHIVES

Bern, March 26, 1943

TELEGRAM RECEIVED

Secretary of State Washington.

 

1925, twenty-sixth

 

AMERICAN INTERESTS ― CHINA

Legation's 1258, February 24.

 

         Foreign Office note dated March 23 states that Swiss Consulate in Shanghai telegraphs that on March 11, 13 and 15 the Japanese interned respectively 251, 25L4 and 248 British subjects Yanchow.

 

         In March, 192 British men, single or married to Asiatic wives were interned in Pootung, along with 19 Americans and 1 Dutch.

 

         All enemy civilians residing in North China will be interned prior to the end of March at Weihsien, Province of Shantung.

 

         Civilians assembled at Tsingtao will be transferred to Weihsien and those assembled at Chefoo will remain there.

 

                                                                  HARRISON

af.- April 8, 1943