309 Dr H. V. Evatt, Minister for External Affairs, to Mr V. G. Bowden, Official Representative in Singapore

Cablegram 55 CANBERRA, 27 January 1942

IMMEDIATE MOST SECRET

Reference your No. 81. [1] We are going and have gone to the very limit in endeavouring to obtain reinforcements. Of course you will under no circumstances directly or indirectly advocate evacuation of Singapore. This is a matter of highest Government policy.

EVATT

1 Document 306.

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