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Friday, 27 August 1937

Senator FOLL (QUEENSLAND) - Has the Leader of the Senate any information to give to the Senate concerning the statement appearing in this morning's press to the effect that the British Ambassador in China hasbeen wounded?

Senator Sir GEORGE PEARCE - While the motor car in which the British Ambassador in China, Sir Hughe Knatch- Bull-Hugessen was travelling from Nanking to Shanghai yesterday, it was fired on by machine guns in two aeroplanes. The Ambassador was seriously, but not critically, wounded in the stomach, and a blood transfusion was performed. The military attache and the financial adviser, who accompanied him, were unhurt. As yet there is no definite evidence of the nationality of the attacking aeroplanes. The Ambassador's car was flying the Union Jack, hut of the size of the flag I am not informed.

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