Diary of Ramon A. Alcaraz

December 1, 1941

Today, as diplomatic talks in Washington between Japan and USA are going on, British Far East Commander Admiral Sir Tom Phillips RN arrived in Manila to confer with US High Commissioner Francis B. Sayre, USAFFE Commander Gen. Douglas MacArthur and US Asiatic Fleet Commander Adm. Thomas C. Hart USN, regarding the Defense Plans for the Far East which includes the Philippines.

All naval surface ships in Manila Bay ports remain under the alert warning of last Nov. 27 –anchor before sunset at assigned berths with no three ships in line.

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