Department of External Affairs
Cablegram 118 (extract) WASHINGTON, 13 June 1940
Your telegram No. 70 , we have arranged United States Government will represent Australian interests in Italy in same way as in Germany and countries occupied by Germany. But as advised in our telegram 90  they desire formal confirmation that Commonwealth Government wish arrangement made in August to apply to them. We suggest we be authorized to give this without further delay even if detailed financial arrangements cannot be finalised until later.