424 Mr F.K. Officer, Australian Counsellor at British Embassy in Washington, to Department of External Affairs

Cablegram 96 WASHINGTON, 20 December 1939, 5.39 p.m.

CONFIDENTIAL

Addressed to Foreign Office No. 943, Canberra No. 96.

My telegram No. 920. [1] Agrement granted please advise me proposed text and date announcement so that I may inform State Department.

1 Lothian to U.K. Foreign Office, 16 December 1939, not printed (on file AA: CP 290/6, item 1). It read: 'As reaction to informal enquiry was entirely favourable, I have today addressed a formal request for agrement to the Secretary of State'.

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