15 Mr S. M. Bruce, High Commissioner in London, to Mr R. G. Casey, Minister to the United States

Cablegram 33 LONDON, 6 July 1940, 2.52 a.m.

MOST IMMEDIATE FOR CASEY

My telegram Number 32. [1]

Position here is one of confused thinking and apprehension of

American reaction if agreement is made re Burma road. Nevertheless

in my view, in [face] [2] of the Chief[s] of Staff report and the

fact that I gathered that the Prime Minister [3] is now convinced

that war with Japan must be avoided at all costs, there is little

doubt they will do so.

1 Document 14.

2Words in square brackets have been inserted from Bruce's copy on

file AA:M100, July 1940.

3 Winston S. Churchill.

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