254 Commonwealth Government to Lord Caldecote, U.K. Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs

Cablegram 230 19 May 1940,

MOST SECRET

Your telegram No. 155 of 17th May. [1]

In view of facts as set out by you and which advice is greatly appreciated-Commonwealth agrees [2] to the recommendation contained in the last paragraph of your telegram. [3]

1 Document 252.

2 This cablegram was confirmed by War Cabinet on 28 May 1940 (see AA: A2673, vol. 2, Minute 290).

3 This cablegram was repeated to the New Zealand and South African Govts.

[AA: A816, 56/301/13]