126 Mr A. Eden, U.K. Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs, to Sir Geoffrey Whiskard, U.K. High Commissioner in Australia

Circular cablegram Z46 LONDON, 5 April 1940, 8.40 p.m.

MOST SECRET AND PERSONAL

Please let Prime Minister [1] know, for his most secret and personal information, that owing to difficulties of co-ordination referred to in my telegram of 3rd April Circular Z.45 [2], military operation referred to in paragraph (2) of my telegram Circular Z.41 of 29th March [3] has been postponed for a time.

Communications to Governments of Norway and Sweden referred to in paragraph (1) of that telegram are being made today, and action referred to in first sentence of paragraph (2) of telegram will take place early next week.

1 R. G. Menzies.

2 See Document 119, note 3.

3 Document 119.

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