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

Cablegram 97 15 March 1940,

MOST SECRET

Your telegram No. D.84. [1] Anglo-French declaration. His Majesty's Government in the Commonwealth of Australia has given careful consideration to draft of declaration as supplemented in your telegram under reference. It regrets that it has not proved possible to secure the unanimity of all Dominion Governments as regards association of the Dominions with the declaration, but desires to express its agreement with the present draft as best meeting the needs and circumstances of the occasion. [2]

MENZIES

1 Document 100.

2 The text of the joint Anglo-French declaration was approved by a meeting of the Allied Supreme War Council on 28 March 1940 and the declaration published forthwith.

[AA: A981, WAR 45, iv]