2nd September, 1938.
All countries responsible for meeting cost of Non-Intervention Scheme have now paid their contributions. It is recalled that Franco as goos as rejected the Commission's scheme for the withdrawal of "volunteers", while the Spanish Government accepted it with slight reservations. The present proposal (that the Secretary of the Commission should proceed to Barcelona and Burgos and make enquiries with respect to the point on which the plan is regarded as inacceptable may be made clear) is considered to place the replies from the Spanish Government and Franco on the same footing, and therefore causes great resentment and concern in Barcelona, now that the Government's acceptance of the plan is being treated exactly like Franco's refusal.
Manchester Guardian, 3 September, 1938.
4th September, 1938.
Spanish Socialist Party sends telegram to the Trades Union Congress at Blackpool, calling on them to "end the Machiavellian policy called non-intervention, which is actually only barefaced favouritism of our enemies."
News Chronicle, 5th September, 1938.
8th September, 1938.
Soviet Ambassador in London informs Lord Plymouth, Chairmen of the Non-Intervention Committee, that Russia could not agree to the suggestion that the Secretary of the Committee should go to Spain for the withdrawal of volunteers from both sides.
The Soviet holds that Franco's reply was rejection, and that therefore the plan is extinct.
News Chronicle, 9th September, 1938.
Heavy concentration of aircraft (Italian and German) on the Ebro front, and intense artillery preparation, enable rebel forces to make small advances, but at the cost of considerable loss of life.
Manchester Guardian, 9th September, 1938.
Report of message sent by Georges Buisson, after stay in Republican Spain as delegate of I.F.T.U. & C.G.T., expressing his gratitude to the U.G.T. for their attentions during his stay, and affirming that Republican Spain's remarkable effort must lead to victory and that everything must be done to ensure that the democracies attain a more equitable conception of international law.
Peuple (Paris), 8 September 1938.
The 18-day counter-attack by the rebels in the Ebro sector is still held by the Republican troops.
Republican troops make advance on the Estremadura front, assisted by aircraft and artillery attacks.
Peuple (Paris) 9 September 1938.