Diary of Ramon A. Alcaraz

November 11, 1941

The re-election of Commonwealth President Manuel L. Quezon and Vice Pres. Sergio Osmeña for another term was announced yesterday which means that after the expiration of this term, the promised “independence” by USA will be expected.

Eight large submarines arrived at Cavite Navy Yard to bolster the strength of the Submarine Force, Asiatic Fleet under Adm. Thomas Hart USN.

Manila News mentions prominently the appointment of Maxim Litvinov as the new Soviet Ambassador to  USA. Meantime, British Prime Minister Churchill announced that the British will join within hours “in case Japan and USA are at war”.

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