136 Mr R. G. Menzies, Prime Minister, to Mr S. M. Bruce, High Commissioner in London

Cablegram unnumbered 11 April 1940,

SECRET PERSONAL HIMSELF ONLY

Your telegram 9th April. [1] In view existing war situation and staff arrangements pending in connection Tokyo Legation would be glad to know whether Lothian's [2] proposal is regarded as urgent.

If not would prefer that question of Officer's [3] transfer be deferred. If proposal is urgent possibly some arrangement could be made in London by Foreign Office not involving transfer of Officer.

MENZIES

1 Document 131.

2 U.K. Ambassador to the United States.

3 Counsellor at the Legation in Washington.

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