Washington 15th May 1938
Pres. Roosevelt: You said you would bring good news in the diplomatic front.
Sec. Hull: True, we uncovered a netowrk od fascist colaborators working inside the British and French cabinets. These 5th column was attempting to create an alliance with Germany. Fortunately, both countries were able to purge these officials. Now we started to share informations with our western allies. It seems they launched a successfull night raid in Hamburg.
Pres. Roosevelt: I´ve just read a German newspaper claiming the opposite.
Sec. Hull: Who can trust the Germans?
Pres. Roosevelt: What about the USSR?
Sec. Hull: We were able to have a meeting with Molotov. He claims the USSR only wants to claim back the olds lands of Czarist Russia and he has no intention to go to war against France and GB.
Pres. Roosevelt: It seems to be true, we had no confrontations between Soviets and French or British troops. Still, why the USSR doesn´t make peace?
Sec. Hull: Sometimes I feel the whole thing was only a rearragement of the Central European map and there is no risk of a Second world war....
Pres. Roosevelt: We hope you´re true, but we must be better prepared, if our reports on European aircraft and tanks are right, we are badly outclassed.
Sec. Hull: You´re right, the D-520 seems to be a wonder weapon....530km/h and armed with guns, and it´s said that the Germans are working in a improvement for the Bf-109D that would be even better.
Pres. Roosevelt: We should spend our pp´s in the development of new weapons, instead of these attempts to break neutrality...
Sec. Hull: You´re forgeting we need desperately to help the Chinese, they are being badly beaten in their war aginst Japan. Some counteroffensives helped to stabilize the front, but overall losses in this month were more than 30000 troops for China and 7000 for Japan. The Chinese are taking very heavy losses to enemy tanks, as they lack AT-Guns. We were told they are starting produce AT-Rifles, I hope they will work.