179 Mr S.M. Bruce, High Commissioner in London, to Mr R.G. Menzies, Prime Minister

Cablegram unnumbered LONDON, 1 September 1939,12.29 p.m.

CLEAR THE LINE MOST IMMEDIATE

For immediate transmission to Prime Minister. Similar broadcasts taking place here, newspapers appearing with sensational reports.

I am in Downing Street but up to this moment no confirmation.

BRUCE

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