279 Mr S.M. Bruce, High Commissioner in London, to Mr R.G. Menzies, Prime Minister

Cablegram 543 LONDON, 10 October 1939, 12.54 p.m.

MOST IMMEDIATE FOR PRIME MINISTER MOST SECRET

Holding views in mind draft indicated in my telegram No. 541 [1], have been urging unofficially reconsideration and have made specific suggestions. If you agree necessity, while maintaining resolute attitude indicated in draft, for more constructive statement with greater appeal to our own people and neutral opinion particularly United States, of utmost importance you should cable immediately.

BRUCE

1 Document 276.

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