133 Lt Col W.R. Hodgson, Secretary of Department of 133 External Affairs, to Mr A.T. Stirling, External Affairs Officer in London

Cablegram 50 18 August 1939,

PERSONAL FOR STIRLING

While realising that the High Commissioner [1] will be in direct touch with the Secretary of State for Dominions [2] if necessity arises would be glad if in present complex situation you could keep us advised briefly of views obtaining in highest official quarters available on developments, as they occur, including possible courses action. Even although these may be tentative and informal they would usefully supplement the present information from diplomatic sources. [3]

HODGSON

1 S.M. Bruce.

2 Sir Thomas Inskip.

3 Stirling replied the same day in cablegram 341, giving the views of various U.K. officials (on file AA: A981, Germany 67, i).

[AA: A981, GERMANY 67, i]