3-055 Memorandum for Field Marshal Sir John Dill, January 15, 1942

Publisher: The Johns Hopkins University Press
Date: January 15, 1942

Subject: World War II

Memorandum for Field Marshal Sir John Dill

January 15, 1942 [Washington, D.C.]

Dear Sir John:

I do not think that harm can result from publication of the factual data pertaining to the Japanese chemical grenades found in Malay. It is possible that such publication may have a deterrent effect upon the use of this type of weapon. Furthermore, if these facts are to be made public, it should be done by British authorities, and without hint of reprisals.1

Faithfully yours,

Document Copy Text Source: George C. Marshall Papers, Pentagon Office Collection, Selected Materials, George C. Marshall Research Library, Lexington, Virginia.

Document Format: Typed memorandum.

1. Concerning the possible use of chemical warfare, see Marshall Memorandum for General Moore, February 26, 1942, Papers of George Catlett Marshall, #3-110 [3: 112].

Recommended Citation: ThePapers of George Catlett Marshall, ed.Larry I. Bland and Sharon Ritenour Stevens(Lexington, Va.: The George C. Marshall Foundation, 1981- ). Electronic version based on The Papers of George Catlett Marshall, vol. 3, “The Right Man for the Job,” December 7, 1941-May 31, 1943 (Baltimore and London: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1991), p. 67.

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