JULY 23, 1941.
No. 1456 July 22nd.
United Press states Lomei news Tokyo claims following from reliable French source quote as result of secret agreement between British, Chinese and De Gualliets [sic] the Chingking forces are massing for attack on northern Indo China stop Simultaneously the British will attack south Indo China using natives stop Whether Indo China govt will participate is not known unquote stop This office estimates above as build up for Japanese movement into Indo China stop We are of opinion that new Japanese cabinet is war minded and capable of action.
(PROCEEDINGS OF CLARKE INVESTIGATION pg. 187)