22 Mr R. G. Menzies, Prime Minister, to Mr A. Eden, U.K. Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs
Cablegram 17 17 January 1940,
Your telegram D.18.  Anglo-French declaration. His Majesty's Government in the Commonwealth of Australia strongly agrees with consideration set out in paragraph 4 of telegram under reference and desires accordingly to be associated with Anglo-French declaration. At the same time it is felt that it would be unfortunate as regards demonstration of solidarity if some but not all Dominion Governments were associated with declaration. If there is not unanimity among Dominions, the Commonwealth Government would like to be advised of the position before you proceed further.