120 Mr N.C. Tritton, Private Secretary to Prime Minister, to Sir Henry Gullett, Minister for External Affairs
Letter PERTH, 14 July 1939
This will confirm our 'phone conversation this morning when I gave you the exist of a 'phone conversation between the Prime Minister  and Mr Bruce  yesterday (the 13th July) at 3 p.m. Perth time.
European Situation. There have been further talks with Mussolini  and the Prime Minister agrees with Mr Bruce that the Danzig situation  is not worth a war and that it is obviously a case for negotiation. Mr Bruce is pressing the British Government so that the heat of the dispute will not confuse the fact that the Danzig matter calls for adjustment. Mr Bruce will continue to suggest negotiations and Mussolini might also be willing to assist to this end. 
The Far East. Mr Bruce has raised the following questions with the British Government- (a) What happens to Singapore if war breaks out in Europe? (b) What happens if war occurs with Japan without war in Europe? The British Government will advise as soon as possible.
N. C. TRITTON