181 Sir Thomas Inskip, U.K. Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs, to Commonwealth Government

Circular Cablegram C28 LONDON, 1 September 1939, 2.23 p.m.

MOST IMMEDIATE

SECRET. DEFENCE. Precautionary stage adopted against Germany and Italy. [1]

1 A warning telegram was also sent through the U.K. Admiralty. See message from Defence Department to Prime Minister's Department, 2 September 1939 (on file AA: A1608, A41/1/1, iv).

[AA: A1608, A41/1/1, iv]