267 Mr S.M. Bruce, High Commissioner in London, to Mr R.G. Menzies, Prime Minister
Cablegram 529 LONDON, 6 October 1939, 7.30 p.m.
MOST IMMEDIATE FOR THE PRIME MINISTER MOST SECRET
Hitler's speech.  Too soon to obtain any reactions. No immediate reply is contemplated but an authoritative statement of an interim character will probably be issued tonight.
War Cabinet is considering the reply tomorrow morning, and I have been promised full indication of the form of the proposed reply after the meeting.
If you have any views as to the lines which the reply should follow or any points which you consider should be brought out in it, it is essential that you should send them immediately.