Chapter IV: October 1–December 31, 1941

Joint Anglo-American plan to buy Thai rubber (October 2); representations to Japan against increasing infringement of French sovereignty in Indochina; British suggestion of further Anglo-American measures to assist Thailand (October 25–27); renewal of British suggestion for practical aid to Thailand (November 25); general expectation of early Japanese attack on Thailand and Thai plea for American aid to resist aggression; Netherlands East Indies awaiting Japanese attack; American promise to Thailand of credit for expenses (December 6); Japanese attacks on British Malaya and Hong Kong, on Thailand, and on Hawaii and the Philippines; surrender of Thailand and neutrality proclamation by French; adherence of Australia to Anglo-American front against Japan: Thai Minister’s repudiation of his Government’s alliance with Japan (December 12); instructions to American Minister in Thailand to withdraw (December 18)

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[316] The Department of State to the British Embassy

892.6176/24


[317] The Ambassador in France ( Leahy ) to the Secretary of State

740.0011 Pacific War/548: Telegram


[318] The Secretary of State to the Minister in Thailand ( Peck )

892.6176/19a: Telegram


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

740.0011 Pacific War/541: Telegram


[320] The Consul at Hanoi ( Reed ) to the Secretary of State

740.0011 P.W./551: Telegram


[321] The Minister in Thailand ( Peck ) to the Secretary of State

792.94/156: Telegram


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

8516.6363/17: Telegram


[323] The Secretary of State to the Ambassador in France ( Leahy )

811.20 Defense(M)/3339: Telegram


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

751G.94/384: Telegram


[326] The Consul at Saigon ( Browne ) to the Secretary of State

851G.6363/19: Telegram


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

740.0011 Pacific War/551: Telegram


[328] The Ambassador in France ( Leahy ) to the Secretary of State

740.0011 Pacific War/558: Telegram


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

740.0011 Pacific War/556: Telegram


[330] The Secretary of State to the Consul at Saigon ( Browne )

851G.6363/17: Telegram


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

740.0011 P.W./560: Telegram


[332] The Minister in Thailand ( Peck ) to the Secretary of State

892.6176/22: Telegram


[333] The Ambassador in France ( Leahy ) to the Secretary of State

851G.6363/21: Telegram


[334] The Ambassador in France ( Leahy ) to the Secretary of State

740.0011 P.W./561: Telegram


[336] The Consul at Hanoi ( Reed ) to the Secretary of State

851G.6363/22: Telegram


[337] The Consul at Saigon ( Browne ) to the Secretary of State

851G.6363/23: Telegram


[338] The Consul at Hanoi ( Reed ) to the Secretary of State

740.0011 P.W./566: Telegram


[339] The Ambassador in France ( Leahy ) to the Secretary of State

740.0011 P.W./568: Telegram


[340] The Minister in Thailand ( Peck ) to the Secretary of State

792.94/159: Telegram


[341] The Consul at Hanoi ( Reed ) to the Secretary of State

740.0011 P.W./571: Telegram


[342] The Consul at Hanoi ( Reed ) to the Secretary of State

751G.94/388: Telegram


[344] The Ambassador in France ( Leahy ) to the Secretary of State

740.0011 P.W./576: Telegram


[345] The Consul at Hanoi ( Reed ) to the Secretary of State

611.51G31/16: Telegram