MEMORANDUM OF INTERVIEW.
Date 4th November, 1936.
Time 3 p.m. to
Present Dr. Brook
Spanish Medical Aid Committee.
(Later) Sir Walter Citrine,
Mr. W. Gillies.
SPANISH MEDICAL UNIT.
Mr. Tewson referred to the letter which had been sent to Dr. Brook dated 30th October and to Dr. Brook's reply of the 2nd November.
From the discussion it was clear that the Spanish Medical Aid Committee had expended £2,535 in respect of the second unit. Of the four ambulances which had been sent one was destined for the first unit, together with food supplies, the total cost being estimated at about £750. In his letter Dr. Brook had suggested that the other three ambulances had been given to the Spanish Red Cross. It was clear, however, from the discussion that these ambulances were actually destined for the Catalonian Government.
Sir Walter pointed out the difficulties in connection with this as up to the present no supplies had been sent even to the Spanish Government as such.
At the conclusion of the discussion it was agreed that an attempt should be made by the Spanish Medical Aid Committee to ascertain where the ambulances were at present situated, and it was understood that consideration would be given to the position in time for some recommendation to be made to the International Joint Committee on Friday morning.
Dr. Morgan saw Mr. Tewson after the termination of the meeting and informed him that the ambulances had not yet reached Catalonia. It was understood that the Spanish Medical Aid Committee would see what possibility there was of making contact with the convoy and if contact could be made before reaching Catalonia three ambulances would be held up to wait further instructions. There is grave doubt, however, that contact will be made with the convoy before it reaches Catalonia.
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