289 Mr F. K. Officer, Counsellor of the Legation in Washington, to Mr S. M. Bruce, High Commissioner in London

Cablegram 24 WASHINGTON, 27 May 1940


Your telegram No. 13. [1]

In Casey's [2] absence in Wisconsin on May 26th, I delivered to President a message from Mr. Menzies urging USA to make aeroplanes available. [3] Today I have conveyed to Mr. Sumner Welles [4] views set out in your telegram No. 344. [5] He promised to convey them to President immediately and asked me to tell you that you can be certain that in view of his own and the President's regard for you they will receive the most careful attention.


1 Document 287.

2 Minister to the United States.

3 See Document 280.

4 U.S. Under-Secretary of State.

5 Document 260.

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