173 Prime Minister's Department to Mr S. M. Bruce, High Commissioner in London

Cablegram unnumbered 24 April 1940,

Your No. 264. [1] Anzac Day.

General Officer commanding First Australian Corps [2] today sending message in following terms to Marshal Chakmak [3] at Ankara begins:

On occasion of twenty-fifth anniversary of our first meeting Gallipoli all ranks of Australian military forces in Australia and abroad send friendly greetings to Turkish Army and people.

1 Document 170.

2 Lt Gen Sir Thomas Blamey.

3 Chief of Turkish General Staff.

[AA: A981, DEFENCE, 59, i]