740.00116 PW/2–845: Telegram

The Ambassador in the United Kingdom ( Winant ) to the Secretary of State

1381. From Hodgson. Reference is made to Embassy cable No. 1285 to Department and No. 1 to Chungking, February 6. War Crimes Commission at its meeting on February 7, after considering the statement made by the Australian member that Australia had no objection to the Sub-Commission’s handling Japanese war crimes committed before December 1941, decided to advise the Sub-Commission that it should not restrict its work to war crimes committed after a specified date, and that it should consider each case on its merits.

Repeated to Chungking as 2. [Hodgson.]