765.84/1553: Telegram

The Ambassador in the United Kingdom ( Bingham ) to the Secretary of State
[Extract]

492. All press this morning report military operations in Abyssinia noting Italian claims of “preventative police action” and no formal declaration of war.

I have already asked the Foreign Office whether in the view of His Majesty’s Government a state of war exists between Italy and Abyssinia and am awaiting reply.

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Bingham