Chapter V: September 1–October 11, 1937

Admiral Yarnell’s instructions for defense of U. S. sector at Shanghai; American representations at Tokyo regarding Japanese bombing operations, September 1; American disapproval of Japanese policy in China, September 2; American concern over Japanese seizure of Pratas reef as alienation of Chinese territory, September 14; American representations regarding Japanese plan to bomb Nanking, September 20, and regarding bombing of non-military objectives, September 22 October 1; interpretation of American policy in response to Soviet inquiry, October 2; American representations at Tokyo regarding Japanese use of Shanghai International Settlement as military base, October 4; American readiness to consider any British plan for pacific ending of hostilities in Far East, October 5; Japanese and Chinese reaction to President Roosevelt’s Chicago speech (October 5) and to Secretary Hull’s endorsement (October 6) of League of Nations attitude on Far Eastern conflict


[564] The Commander in Chief, U. S. Asiatic Fleet ( Yarnell ) to the Chief of Naval Operations ( Leahy )

793.94/9829: Telegram


[565] The Ambassador in Italy ( Phillips ) to the Secretary of State

793.94/9845: Telegram


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

793.94/9838: Telegram


[567] The Ambassador in China ( Johnson ) to the Secretary of State

793.94/9862: Telegram


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

793.94/9835: Telegram


[569] The Secretary of State to the Ambassador in China ( Johnson )

793.94/9838: Telegram


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

793.94/9732: Telegram


[571] The Counselor of Embassy in China ( Lockhart ) to the Secretary of State

793.94/9859: Telegram


[573] The Secretary of State to the Ambassador in China ( Johnson ) at Nanking

894.51/505a: Telegram


[574] The Secretary of State to the Consul General at Shanghai ( Gauss )

793.94/9706: Telegram


[575] The Counselor of Embassy in China ( Lockhart ) to the Secretary of State

793.94/9897: Telegram


[576] The Consul at Hong Kong ( Donovan ) to the Secretary of State

793.94/9926: Telegram


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

793.94/9947a: Telegram


[578] The Secretary of State to the Ambassador in China ( Johnson )

793.94111/35: Telegram


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

793.94/9948: Telegram


[580] The Ambassador in China ( Johnson ) to the Secretary of State

793.94111/49: Telegram


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

701.4193/107: Telegram


[583] The Secretary of State to the Chargé in the United Kingdom ( Johnson )

793.94/9994a: Telegram


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

793.94/10008: Telegram


[586] The Ambassador in China ( Johnson ) to the Secretary of State

793.94/10039: Telegram


[587] The Chargé in the United Kingdom ( Johnson ) to the Secretary of State

793.94/10043: Telegram


[588] The Secretary of State to the Chargé in the United Kingdom ( Johnson )

793.94/10043: Telegram


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

793.94/10043: Telegram


[590] The Consul General at Shanghai ( Gauss ) to the Secretary of State

793.94/10061: Telegram


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

793.94/10697


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

793.94/10089: Telegram


[593] Memorandum by the Adviser on Political Relations (Hornbeck)

793.94111/72