172 Mr John Curtin, Prime Minister, to Mr S. M. Bruce, High Commissioner in the United Kingdom
Cablegram 7737 CANBERRA, 8 December 1941
MOST SECRET AND MOST IMMEDIATE
Please submit to His Majesty a recommendation for the issue to Governor-General  of an instrument in similar terms to that already issued with respect to Finland, Hungary and Roumania  substituting Japanese Empire for those countries. His Majesty maey take this telegram as representing the advice of His Majesty's Ministers in the Commonwealth. As time is so short, Government may act here in anticipation of issue of such instrument.