893.24/581: Telegram

The Consul at Rangoon (Brady) to the Secretary of State

War materials for China passed by customs during the period May 21–June 3 valued at 7,965,000 rupees or approximately $2,788,000. Denmark, Belgium, Germany, France, Russia were the principal sources of supply in the order named, supplies were mostly cartridges, shells, rifles, pistols and machine guns.68

Inquiries received by Burma customs authorities from Hong Kong [and] Shanghai Banking Corporation indicate that large quantity Chinese silver, chiefly coin, may be shipped through Rangoon. No definite information yet available here.

  1. In despatch No. 192, July 5, the Consul at Rangoon reported that this brought the total imports passed by customs up to the end of this period to $20,497,860 (893.24/587).