436 Mr S. M. Bruce, High Commissioner in London, 436 to Mr R. G. Casey, Minister to the United States

Cablegram 26 LONDON, 25 June 1940

FOR CASEY

Cable to Lothian No. 1262. [1] I always have felt and still feel that it is imperative that we, in conjunction with the United States, should pursue a positive instead of a negative policy with Japan down the lines indicated when I saw Halifax in November [2] and sketched in letter to Officer December 12th. [3] Am apprehensive that action has been left too late but something may be accomplished if we move quickly enough. [4]

1 On file AA: A3300, 9.

2 See Documents on Australian Foreign Policy 1937-49, vol. II, Document 363.

3 ibid., Document 416.

4 Bruce repeated this cablegram to Canberra as no. 474.

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