374 Full Cabinet Minute

Minute FC8 [1] CANBERRA, 20 November 1939

DESPATCH OF 6TH DIVISION OVERSEAS

Without any decision either direct or indirect on the part of the Government to send the 6th Division overseas, the Minister for the Army [2] was empowered to instruct the Chief of the General Staff [3] to make preliminary investigations concerning action and planning that would be involved if the 6th Division were to be sent overseas.

1 Although War Cabinet dealt with most matters relating to the conduct of the war, some important issues were still decided by Full Cabinet. Such decisions were recorded with War Cabinet Minutes and kept separately from the Cabinet Minutes grouped in the A2697 series.

2 G.A. Street.

3 Lt Gen E.K. Squires.

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