793.94/10331 Telegram

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

435. Shanghai’s August 19, 3 p.m., to the Department.11 Reference bombing operations.

The following is the text in translation of a memorandum received today from the Foreign Office.

Tokyo, September 29, 1937, number [30, European II], memorandum. With a view to cooperating with the Japanese forces in their desire not to cause damage to the property of nationals of third countries, especially to eleemosynary institutions, during attacks on military establishments and facilities, the Japanese Department of Foreign Affairs has the honor to express to the American Embassy the hope that a list will be supplied, as soon and in as much detail as possible, indicating the location of the hospitals, churches, schools, and other eleemosynary establishments belonging to the United States and to nationals of the United States, preferably accompanied by maps and photographs.”

I suggest that the Department instruct Nanking whether or not the Department desires that the information requested by the Foreign Office be supplied.

Repeated to Shanghai.

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