893.00/9904: Telegram

The Minister in Chirm (MacMurray) to the Secretary of State

286. My 276, April 27, 10 a.m.6 Following from Tsinanfu:

“April 29, 8 p.m. It is confirmed that the Nationalist forces have been successful in their double-flanking movement. They have cut Kiaochow-Tsinanfu Railroad at Mingshue and are evidently making for the Yellow River Bridge. Tsinanfu is being hastily evacuated. The Japanese are enclosing and fortifying two areas composing part of the foreign settlement.”

Repeated to Tokyo and to commander in chief.

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