Cablegram 366 CANBERRA, 13 January 1944
1. You will recall strong interest expressed in this question in
telegram No. 202 to Dominions Office of 4th August, 1943.  We
assume that, with crossing of the 1939 Polish boundary by Soviet
forces, renewed efforts are being made to find a solution to the
Russo-Polish problem. Press reports speak of meetings between Eden
and Polish Prime Minister. 
2. We have had no information on this subject and in view of our
responsibilities' we are concerned at the development of events.
Polish Prime Minister's statement of 6th January  suggests that
rapprochement is unlikely and we do not need to stress grave
embarrassment which would result if an understanding were reached
between the Soviet Union, the United Kingdom and the United States
of America as to the future frontiers of Eastern Poland without
the knowledge of the Australian Government.
3. Please represent to Eden our urgent wish to be kept fully
informed of all stages of present discussions.
1 On file AA:A989, 43/715/5/2, i.
2 Stanislaw Mikolajczyk.
3 i.e. Australian representation of Polish interests in the Soviet
4 Probably a reference to the Polish Prime Minister's speech of 5
January, on file AA:A989, 44/715/5/2, ii.