Many thanks for your telegram of 16th March.  I am glad that
the information which I gave has been of assistance and that the
press are proving helpful in informing the minds of the public. I
think the obscurity to which you refer must be due to an error in
decyphering my telegram.  The passage in question reads :-
'The idea that in the event of war we may not be able to defend
our overseas possessions is entirely false.'
I trust this will clear up the difficulty.