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SIBERIAN CAMPAIGN.

LONDON, April 2

Questioned in the House of Commons regarding the American's refusal ,to co-operate with the Japanese when attacked, b'v the Bolsheviki near Blagovestchensk, Mr . Winston Churchill said that the American commander thought that the forces might be insurrectionary persons, mistaken for Bolsheviki. British troops were not asked to quell disturbances, but would co-operate with other forces, including the Americans, an maintaining order in areas where ior the time being they were stationed. Mr J. C. Wedgewood asked for an assurance that British troops would cooperate . with the Americans, but not with the Japanese.

Cries of "Oh!"

■Mr. "Wedgewood: Because they are white men. Mr Churchill said that the matter must be left to the discretion of the officers on the spot. In this instance it was undoubtedly a well-armed force ot liolsheviki.

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SIBERIAN CAMPAIGN., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIX, Issue 9578, 4 April 1919

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