258 Mr A. Eden, U.K. Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs, to Mr R.G. Menzies, Prime Minister

Cablegram unnumbered LONDON, 2 October 1939, 3.47 p.m.

MOST SECRET AND PERSONAL

Mr Bruce [1] has asked me to reply direct to your most secret and personal telegram to him of 30th September concerning the position resulting from the Soviet-German agreement. [2]

Both points raised by you are included in urgent examination of the situation being carried out here and I will telegraph further at the earliest possible moment. [3]

1 S.M. Bruce, High Commissioner in London.

2 Document 255.

3 In cablegram 519, 2 October 1939, not printed (on file AA:

A1605, A41/1/1, v), Bruce told Menzies 'I have used your cable to me of 30th September to fullest extent and it has had most salutary effect. Both questions are being strenuously worked on'.

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