File Title Washington: Sumner Welles Visit to UK
Reference FO 1093/253
Date 14 February 1940 - 4 March 1940
Government Department Foreign Office
File Accession Date 23 May 2013


A short file of documents from early 1940 discussing the impending visit of American diplomat Sumner Welles to Britain. The documents discuss the fear that the pro-Nazi faction in Britain (led by Oswald Mosley) would try to use it as an opportunity to enter into discussions with him and present the impression that public opinion was split over continuing the war.

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i Front Cover Download PDF (453 KB)
1st Washington: Sumner Welles Visit to UK Download PDF (2.02 MB)
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