334 Mr S.M. Bruce, High Commissioner in London, to Mr R.G. Menzies, Prime Minister
Cablegram 630 LONDON, 8 November 1939, 7.22 p.m.
MOST IMMEDIATE FOR PRIME MINISTER MOST SECRET
War Cabinet considered Dutch-Belgian peace move and decided Prime Minister should make interim reply at Lord Mayor's lunch tomorrow.
 Was contemplating Dominions should be advised immediately of this decision. I have urged that form of even interim reply important as imperative Germans should be given no possible argument in support of their propaganda campaign that continuance of war is due to the intransigence of the Allies and that the Dominions are entitled to know substance of what proposed to say.
In consequence effort being made to get form of statement which was not considered by the War Cabinet this morning settled in time for cabling to you tonight.