150 Mr S. M. Bruce, High Commissioner in London, to Mr R. G. Menzies, Prime Minister
Cablegram 249 LONDON, 16 April 1940, 7.30 p.m.
MOST SECRET FOR THE PRIME MINISTER
Netherlands East Indies (my telegram No. 244  second last paragraph). Craigie  has now strongly expressed the view that the United States Government should be approached re the position of the Netherlands East Indies in the event of German invasion of the Netherlands.
Suggest would be desirable if you telegraphed indicating great importance you attach to the N.E.I. and urging that immediate approach should be made to the United States with a view to frank discussion of the position in the event of German invasion of Holland.