364 Lord Caldecote, U.K. Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs, to Mr R. G. Menzies, Prime Minister

Circular cablegram D251 LONDON, 12 June 1940, 9.03 a.m.

MOST SECRET FOLLOWING FOR THE PRIME MINISTER

[United States.] [1]

D. 237 Paragraph 4 [2], and [United States] D. 242. [3]

The suggestion is being pursued further. In any case President Roosevelt's speech last night marks a substantial change in the situation. [4]

1 All Canberra copies were incorrectly headed 'Spain'.

2 Document 348.

3 Document 351.

4 Roosevelt promised to extend to the opponents of force the material resources of the United States and at the same time to increase America's own preparedness for any emergency. (See U.S.

State Dept Bulletin, vol. II, no. 51, pp. 635-8.)

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