15th August, 1936.
Mr. W. Schevenels,
International Federation of Trade Unions,
9, Avenue D'Orsay,
Conflict in Spain.
Last night, just as I was leaving my house in the hope of getting a couple of days' rest at the week-end, I received a telephone message from Miss Ellen Wilkinson, M.P., saying that she had just come back from Paris with a number of English people such as Viscount Churchill, Lord Listowel, who had been attending the European Conference with which your name was connected.
They reported that they had subsequently been to the Spanish Embassy and had seen Mr. de Los Rios. They had explained to him that they were desirous of sending a Medical Unit from Britain to Spain, and he apparently welcomed the suggestion. Miss Wilkinson was emphatic upon this point, and said that de Los Rios was most responsive and eager to see that a Medical Unit was despatched.
He emphasised to the deputation, of which I think there were about six members, that it was imperative that some great moral gesture should be made by the peoples of other countries to show their