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The Ambassador in Japan ( Warren ) to the Secretary of State

29. Following from Vladivostok:

“February 16, 6 p.m. Kappel troops68 12th forced to retire before Red forces from Habarovsk have taken position at River Amur. Japanese Army apparently much concerned report 10,000 Red against 4,000 White troops. If forced to retire through the, Japanese zone of operation Kappels will undoubtedly be disarmed.[”]

  1. White Russians, taking their name from Gen. V. O. Kappel of the Siberian Army, who died in January 1920 in the retreat following the defeat of Kolchak.