701.4193/120: Telegram

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

848. British Consul General here yesterday issued a statement substantially in accord with information contained in my 844, October 12, 8 p.m., adding inter alia that “due notification had been given to Japanese authorities” and “the two cars which were attacked by airplanes had Union Jacks painted prominently on their roofs.” There were no Americans in the party. A copy of the statement as it appears in today’s press will be mailed to the Department.