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

Cablegram 362 LONDON, 29 May 1940, 7.37 p.m.

FOR THE PRIME MINISTER PERSONAL HIMSELF MOST SECRET

Your telegram 242 [1] admirable and most useful. Evidence on which [were based] [2] reassuring statements as to improvement in French position in [interim reply] [3] in my view not very convincing.

BRUCE

1 Document 294.

2 Editorial insertion.

3 Inserted from Bruce's file copy on AA: M100, May 1940. The copy circulated in Canberra was incorrectly deciphered and read 'in the interior'.

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