274 Prime Minister's Department to Bruce

Cablegram 133 CANBERRA, 8 September 1944

SECRET

Rivett is being pressed by Australian physicists on tube alloys [1] work in America to send other Australians to join them and also share in Montreal project. [2] Glad if you would consult Sir John Anderson telling him that prospecting of ore fields is in full swing here and asking whether he recommends our sending more men across both to help present teams and also to gain experience for possible application later in this country.

1 Code name for the Anglo-American program to develop an atomic bomb.

2 A reference to that pan of tube alloys being undertaken in Canada.

[AA:A461, C373/1/4, ii]