166 Mr A. Eden, U.K. Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs, to Commonwealth Government

Cablegram 107 LONDON, 20 April 1940, 9.52 p.m.


Your telegram No. 153 of 16th April. [1]

The orders which had been prepared to issue to the Commander-in- Chief of the China Station [2] have not in fact been put into effect and have been suspended for a few days pending further consideration of the matter in the light of the views expressed by the Commonwealth Government. I shall telegraph to you further on the matter as soon as possible.

1 Document 148.

2 Admiral Sir Percy Noble.

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