147 Cabinet Minute

Minute 10 CANBERRA, 24 August 1939

INTERNATIONAL SITUATION It was agreed that Ministers should inform Heads of Departments privately that in accordance with the War Book [1] they should make arrangements on the basis that a state of international tension existed.

1 The War Book, which was prepared in the Department of Defence, contained the measures to be taken (a) when war was imminent and (b) immediately after war had broken out. See Paul Hasluck, The Government and the People 1939-1941 (Canberra, 1952), pp. 122-42.

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