264 Mr R. G. Casey, Minister to the United States, to Department of External Affairs

Cablegram 52 WASHINGTON, 9 January 1942, 3.39 p.m.

IMPORTANT

United States Government are considering the despatch of ground troops principally anti-aircraft units to Australia, and in this connection they are anxious to know what would be your reaction to proposal that a proportion of these troops should be coloured (Negro).

[AA:A3830, 1942, 152]