220 Mr S. M. Bruce, High Commissioner in London, to Mr R. G. Menzies, Prime Minister
Cablegram unnumbered LONDON, 9 May 1940, 9.55 p.m.
SECRET AND PERSONAL
My telegram today.  By good chance, I sat next to Cross  at lunch today. As result of our conversation, am convinced that the suggestion of Owen Dixon  practicable and would have admirable results. Believe could be so arranged that Dixon could do invaluable work both for Australia and the general policy of economic warfare. Matter will have to be handled unofficially owing to susceptibilities of other Dominions but I believe that if Dixon prepared to undertake work and you so advise me I could arrange it.