War Cabinet Minutes: 1940-07-09

War Cabinet Minutes: 1940-07-09


Title Proper RG2 A-5-B REEL C-11789 FILE M ITEM 01
Date(s) 1940
General material designation
This item contains a textual record.
Scope and content
This item includes minutes of the War Committee of the Cabinet dated 09 July 1940 concerning the Pacific area, specifically relations with Japan. Anticipating war with Japan, these minutes note that "attention should be drawn to the requirements of Canadian internal security, specifically the possibility of Japanese attack, the danger of dissatisfaction amongst Japanese population in BC, and the necessity for protection of the Atlantic Coast against possible raids."
Name of creator
Canada. Privy Council Office created this archive.
Immediate source of acquisition
The digital copies of the records were acquired by the Landscapes of Injustice Research Collective between 2014 and 2018.
The digitization level of this record is unknown.



War Cabinet Minutes: 1940-07-09
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