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

Cablegram 277 11 June 1940,

SECRET

It would be appreciated if His Majesty's Government in the United Kingdom would take any steps which may be necessary to indicate to the Italian Government that Australia in association with Great Britain is at war with Italy. [1]

1 The U.K. Govt asked the United States Ambassador in London, Joseph P. Kennedy, to convey this menage to the Italian Govt. (See U.K. Dominions Secretary's cablegram 204 of 13 June 1940 on file AA: A981, War 45, iv.)

[AA: A981, WAR 45, iv]