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[UK Foreign Office view on US military bases in the Spain of General Franco; MI5.] Typewritten Foreign Office briefing document titled ('c) The purpose of the United States agreement with SPAIN.'

Author: 
UK Office, Information Research Department; General Franco; Spain; United States overseas military bases; Special Intelligence Service
Publication details: 
[United Kingdom Foreign Office, Whitehall, London. Circa 1953.]
£250.00

From a batch of Foreign Office documents, including material from the Information Research Department (for whose activities, financed from the budget of the Special Intelligence Service, otherwise MI6, see The Times, 17 August 1995; and also Michael Cullis's obituary of Sir John Peck in the Independent, 20 January 1995). Duplicated typescript headed: '(c) The purpose of the United States agreement with SPAIN.' 4pp, foolscap 8vo, paginated '(c) 1' to '(c) 4'. Complete, with catchwords to the first three pages. In good condition, lightly aged.

[Spanish Civil War; News] Spanish Information Service texts and documents. A Weekly Resume of our Daily "Servicio Espanol de Informacion".

Author: 
[ Spanish Civil War; Newspaper; News Bulletin]
Publication details: 
No. 7 ONLY, Barcelona, 21 January 1938
£150.00

Four pages, folio, sl. spotted, paper yellowed, fold marks, minor chipping. Headlines include: Bishop of Teruel ...; Franco Imprisons the Peasants; Eighty Basques were shot on December 14; article by Antonio Ruiz Vilaplana, "The People in Rebel Teritory"; Franco will try to avenge his defeat, etc.

[ Nanking; Japan ]Long Autograph Letter from English-born jurist/adviser to Japan on foreign affairs Thomas Baty to 'Cooper', presenting a detailed defence of the Japanese position after the Nanking Massacre, and of Franco in the Spanish Civil War.

Author: 
Thomas Baty (1869-1954), English-born jurist and authority on international law, who settled in Japan in 1916 as foreign legal adviser [Nanking Massacre; Second Sino-Japanese War; Spanish Civil War]
Publication details: 
'Tokio [Tokyo] 1 October, 1937'.
£1,000.00

A letter of the first importance, as Baty had been since 1916 foreign legal adviser to the Japanese Government (following the death of Henry Willard Denison), and had been part of the Japanese delegation to the 1927 Geneva disarmament conference. Such was Baty's support for the Japanese position that the British Government seriously considered trying him for treason following the Second World War, choosing instead to revoke his British citizenship. 5pp., 4to. The first five pages of the letter only, and so lacking the signature, although Baty is without doubt the author.

[Pamphlet} The Basques and the Communists

Author: 
Matxin de ONDARTZAPE
Publication details: 
Euzko Deya (England) Ltd, 1939.
£145.00

Printed wraps, [16]pp., 12mo, wraps grubby and chipped in on corner, contents also grubby in parts and detached from rusted (staining) staples (no longer present), closed tear on one page, pinholes (slightly larger), through several pages, poor[ish] condition but complete. COPAC and WorldCat list only two copies each. Scarce.

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