151 Mr J. A. Lyons, Prime Minister, to Mr N. Chamberlain, U.K. Prime Minister

Cablegram unnumbered 23 March 1938,

PERSONAL

My colleagues and I have given careful consideration to matter of attitude to be adopted with regard to possibilities arising out of relations of Germany with Czechoslovakia. [1] We recognise fully the difficulties which surround this question and we realise that your Government will not come to a decision without exploring every possible eventuality. We feel that no definite commitment with regard to Czechoslovakia should be undertaken. I send you this as it may be of value to have our views during your deliberations.

LYONS

1 No record of these discussions has been located.

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